January 3, New York, NY: Years and years ago, a friend chastised me for not being able to lead with my heart. They had been trying, unsuccessfully, to get me to make decisions based on what felt right (instead of overthinking, to which I am prone). From time to time I think about that conversation, and I have always felt like I hadn't yet figured out how. There are so many "practical" considerations that I've prioritized over how I felt. I don't like the idea of deferring happiness or satisfaction...and placing all the practical stuff first seems like doing that. Right now, some of that stuff stands in the way, but I really do feel like it can be managed. And I think its all because I know what I want.