Who does this?

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Choose Your Adventure.”  Finish this story


Who does this?  Who leaves a lucrative career and takes a flying leap into the abyss?  Okay so maybe it’s not the abyss but rather a following of the heart.  The voice whispers, “Me.”  I’m sorry I missed that, say again,  “Me,”  the voice louder but shaky. Doubts creep in, a wedge created where words rush in quickly with lists of cons. She is a list maker, this tactic appeals to her logical side. She listens, each point pondered, each discarded after consideration and another list forms of pros. This side winning, her heart lightens then swells with the possibilities. Freedom, time, chances.  After many years of following the rules she decides to follow her heart. Who does this?  “Me”, the word solid, there is no wavering. She closes her eyes and imagines the possibilities, reconnecting with her younger self. She begins to dream again, to write and wonder as she sets foot into this new life, certain.

A year later she recalls the moment of decision and knows with certainty that this choice was…

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Writing and photography are my first and second loves and thanks to technology I have the ability to share with a larger audience, including family and friends. Gone are the days of lugging around photo albums after a trip and of keeping a written journal of the experience that only I would view. The days of the handwritten letters are gone, but blogging provides a chance to share ideas, thoughts and photographs with a few mouse clicks and to receive instant feedback from around the world. It provides an opportunity to research a new place and to see that place through the eyes of a multitude of people each with their own unique way of viewing and experiencing the world. It opens the world wide and allows us a front row seat. Blogging connects us and creates a family of support. It provides an outlet and a chance to perfect the craft of writing and story telling. When I sit in my living room drinking my coffee and see that someone from another part of the world has read my words, and then I read theirs, the world is much smaller and more attainable. We are more alike than different as we share uniquely human experiences. Once I had a dream of becoming a Journalist, but somehow life got in the way. I currently have a fantastic career in healthcare and know that I have made a difference so I have no regrets. Still, I wonder if there is time to explore the road less travelled?

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