I'm linking up with Deb Runs again for her Wednesday Word post. Today's word is heart.
We all know what that is, right? I don't need to bother with a definition, right?
There are so many ways this post could go. Deb talked about heart health, as February is National Heart Month. Go read her post, she has some great tips about staying heart healthy.
But for me, the word heart kept resonating with me in one way: follow your heart.
If you've been reading my blog for the past few weeks, you'll know that I was laid off at the beginning of the year. This presented some challenges, some meltdowns, and more than a few late night heart-to-heart talks with my husband.
My heart lies in books. In reading. The library or a book store. A good story, a bad story, a biography, whatever. I love them all. From an early age, I read as many books as I could possibly consume. I was an English major in college, for the sole fact that I got to read - maybe not what I wanted, but I didn't want to go to college anyway, so if I had to (and I had to said my parents), then I was going to spend those years doing something I liked.
Unfortunately, that never really translated into a profession for me. Real life and bills caught up to me, and after 4 years of college, I was just over school. What I should have done was gone on to get a Masters of Library Science.
I actually had this epiphany a few years ago, but then I got pregnant and life again was weighing down on me, so it got pushed off. But this time, I feel like it's my chance to listen to my heart. I think, anyway.
Sometimes listening to your heart is scary.
It means that I will likely work part time, and therefore our income will be reduced. It could mean a lot of debt for us. It means that I'll have tests and homework, and that is really scary.
I applied to the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee for their online MLIS degree anyway. The first step is getting in. I can handle the first step.
I know I've talked about this a bit in past posts, but today I feel like it's really coming to a head for me. I've had some good job interviews: 2 part time and 1 full time, and my head and heart are warring a bit about which road I should go down. I haven't received an official acceptance letter yet, but based on some stuff going on with my online application, I feel like I'm in. I have an interview with the county next week for what may likely be a great job - safe, secure, pays well, good benefits, etc. So my mind may change again.
But I'm trying not to listen to that pesky brain today. Today, I'm following my heart.
What does the word heart mean to you? Link up and tell us about it!