I saw this quote this morning on Boho Girl's blog, and it really spoke to me. I think you have a pretty clear idea that I've been in the midst of changing my career path if you've been following along even the slightest bit, and that can be pretty scary.
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
[Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum]
I have been thinking heavily about the impact that a career change will have on my life, and honestly at times it takes my breath because it makes me so nervous. But we are only here for so long, and I want to spend what little time I have doing something that I love. Surrounding myself with people that I love. I want to make sure that I taste all of the sweetness that this life has to offer, and that I don't let the fear of the unknown hold me back. Here's to tasting every apple!