I have spent my life doing what I think others and society expect of me, not following my heart. I believe we all have those key turning point opportunities in our lives, usually when we are in our 20’s, where we make the decision to either follow our heart’s desires and passions or choose the safe expected route.
When reviewing my 50 years of life, I realized I was the guy that would play hard short-term, by ice climbing, climbing mountains, and being hardcore into fitness, but would play long-term life safe, by leading a structured corporate life and settling down in the suburbs and living a life that I wasn’t in love with. I don’t belittle any of those choices, I just realized I was not following my heart. I was following my head and slowly dying in the process. I could feel it, but I didn’t have the courage to give up what many people strive to attain and what is supposed to be a great life.