Jumping Ship

Recently I decided that I was following the wrong path.  I left University and decided to follow my heart.  I changed my mind, and that’s ok.

When I made the decision to take the leap I was in two minds.

I felt that I was now about to lead the life that deep down I always knew I would.  That this is a decision that will make me happy.

On the other hand I knew that there were reasons why I didn’t follow that path when I first had the opportunity.  There were logical reasons which did still make sense.

I knew that although those logical reasons still existed they didn’t matter as much to me anymore.

I had gotten all I needed out of University and it was time for me to move on.

I became better attuned to myself and what I needed.  I needed a more creative life.  I needed a life that would allow my main focus to be something I was truly passionate about.

“I will not follow where the path may lead,

but I will go where there is no path,

and I will leave a trail”1

So I jumped.

What is important is that I jumped for the right reasons.  I wasn’t escaping this voyage because it was too hard or too scary.  I knew that I was meant to be on a different journey.

It is not always the best decision to jump ship half way through the adventure, but if there is nothing more for you to gain find another adventure that will be beneficial to you.

I do not see my detour as a waste of time as it has helped make me who I am today.

If you know you are meant to be somewhere else, find out how to get there.

If you haven’t found out yet who or what you want to be, get out of life what you can, it may help you find where your next destination will be.


  1.  Strode, Muriel (1903) “Wind- Wafted Flowers.,” The Open Court: Vol. 1903: Iss. 8, Article 5.

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