Money or Heart?

I know I shouldn’t even be asking this question, but okay, here I am at this troublesome junction and I am really confused about my next move. I am the one who always preaches to follow your heart but this time I am confused. If you know me by now, you must be knowing that I listen to everyone and ultimately do what I think is right, so that later on I don’t have anyone to blame things on. At the end of the day I know that all my decisions are solely taken by me.

Anyway, coming straight to the point, as you know I have rejoined my work place and given up on all my other plans. So the confusion here is, I am working just for the salary. I don’t enjoy the workplace, it’s a small firm and no growth is the issue. I mean, I have been working here since the last 7 months and there has been no substantial growth. The only pros can be its close to home. Instead of doing this, I could simply concentrate on my Yoga, Blog and Tarot Cards for sometime and work as a freelance just to keep the money following. Of course the freelancing has a little less pay than what I am getting right now, but I am not happy at this job, it is only for the money.

I don’t know what should I do, should continue working here because I know I’ll get monthly salaries? Or should I take some time off, experiment and follow my heart but with a little less pay?

According to my friends and family, I am stressing a lot over this, being just 22 years old, they think I need to take it easy and I have a lot of time in my hands to experiment. But on the other hand, they also suggest that I need to settle down and grow with my existing salary, basically ‘Don’t disrupt the money existing money cycle’.

I am so confused! Help!



16 thoughts on “Money or Heart?

  1. Alex

    Hi! I personally think you should stop working in that place if you’re not enjoying it. You are very young (I’m 22 too) I think you should experiment and see what you like. If you end up doing something you don’t like just for the money it’s gonna be painful. It’s a really tough decision.
    Good luck! xx

  2. Hey, I am in No place to give you an advice but so far from my experience what I have learned is that you feel happy either by your work or your pay. Think about it if not the work, do you feel happy by the package they are offering? If yes then continue, if no then quit simple as that. As far as the experimenting go, you have 24 hours in a day. You can do freelancing in all the other things you want to concentrate on. Maybe its just me but multitasking is really necessary nowadays for us. I am saying this because I have faced the same situation, and I got through it smoothly. rest is up to you. Good luck. And I am saying this because you have mentioned that you listen to others and do what you think. :p

    • Hey, thank you so much for your advice. I actually do need people to tell me what to and what not to do, only then I weigh my thoughts and take a decision. I am trying my hand at multitasking, I have my yoga classes and freelancing going on along with the regular job. You got through the same situation smoothly, I’ll try to get out of it too! Thanks xx

  3. Ajibola Sunday

    You should follow your heart, and beside in this kind of situation is where the Motivation comes in, you must be autonomous, work well on mastery and find or create your purpose in life; life is not about living in the shell of negativity.

    I understand you more regarding the situation you are in but I don’t really like telling people what to do, you’re a god in your own right, you’re the master of your own destiny and @22 you must be able to make your own life decisions; all you need is motivation; it takes courage to grow up and become who you’re destined to be.

    • Motivation and support is all that I need. I can make my own decisions, all I need is a slight push and few words of encouragement. Thank you so much for motivating me, I am going to follow my heart like you said and I won’t live in the shell of negativity. Thanks xx

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