I learned an important lesson today: friends and family can give you advice, opinions and things to think about.

But they can’t decide what you want.

Only you can do that.

At the end of the day you have to be honest and say, “Thank you for for your advice but this is what I’ve decided I want for my life.”

Figuring out what it is you really want is not easy.

It takes courage to be real with yourself. It’s easier to say you want things that everyone else wants. To do the “normal” thing. But part of you dies when you do that.

Better to live free and go after the things you really desire then to try and please everyone and sacrifice your heart in the process.