“I’ve learned, in the 65 years I’ve been alive, that you just HAVE to follow your passion. It used to make me physically sick to be away from my work, because I loved it so much. Don’t listen to what anyone else tells you and do what’s going to make you happy, because that way, in the end, you won’t have any regrets.”
A daily guest at my work who was retiring told me it was her last day coming in to get a sandwich. I had gotten to know her order off memory, so when I saw her in line. She left with me with this wise advice when I told her about my trip to Thailand.