Follow Your Heart

Photo by Len Villano.

“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” ~ Steve Jobs

Damn you, heart! Damn you, intuition! Why do you do this to me?

I ignored the growing feeling in my gut for a while – something telling me it was time to move on and leave a job I love, a job I’m immensely proud of, a job I’m good at (if I do say so myself). A job that takes me out of my comfort zone and allows me the opportunity to, say, zip line in the dark with glow sticks hanging from every appendage, receive a private performance from musicians Kory Murphy and Danielle French in Untitled Bookstore, read my favorite children’s book to second graders, act as an extra in a film, take a shot of bitters at Nelsen’s Hall, get lost in a corn maze, not to mention meet and interview brilliant artists, authors, musicians, directors, historians, movers and shakers.

I shyly walked into the Peninsula Pulse office as an intern in 2008 with little more than an English degree and a desire to write. I walk out with pride at what I’ve had the chance to be a part of – a publication that is relevant, fresh, fun, well-respected, and packed with news, art, literature, and entertainment; the people I’ve had the chance to work with – passionate, talented, ambitious and hilarious individuals who care deeply for this county I now call home.

Thank you for being on this journey with me Dave, Madeline, Allison, Myles, Nik, Dan, Lisa, Steve, Bonnie, Jess, Angela, Ryan, Sharon, Len, Matt, Carol, Alissa, Jim, and all you Door County artists, authors, musicians, directors, historians, movers, shakers…and readers. You reading this right now, thank you.