Saturday, August 30, 2008
Heart and mind
It was at that moment, that I knew I couldn't leave Boulder for the fast track job and faster NYC life. I've never regretted the decision. Every time I run up a hill and see hot air balloons drifting in front of the mountains, I think of that day and am grateful. Yes, my life would have been filled with great opportunities and adventures. But! My husband wouldn't have gone back for his teaching certification, my sons may not have discovered the college where they have had their own fantastic experiences, and I wouldn't have been able to retire at 54 opening the door for the year's training and subsequent run to Michigan when all the planets aligned to make it such a successful journey. The logical analysis of the job opportunity pointed to saying yes, but my heart and gut said no. Listen to that heart and gut - and revel in the sun, the mountains, and hot air balloons.