Last Saturday night I finally rented W.E., Madonna's directorial debut. The movie tells two love stories: the one between Wallis Simpson and King Edward VIII, who eventually abdicated the throne to marry the American divorcée, and the affair between a young lady, Wally Winthrop -trapped in a horrible marriage- and a Russian Security guard.
It got me thinking about the things we have to give up to follow our heart.
Mrs. Simpson gave up her privacy and the King gave up the throne and apparently, lived happily ever after.
On the other side, the young lady gave up her career at Sotheby's to marry 'the picture-perfect prince': a NYC prestigious psychiatrist, who ended up making her suffer all kinds of physical and mental abuse.
It's all about compromising. EVERYTHING takes sacrifices, especially the most important things in life: a relationship, your career, motherhood...I guess the trick is to know if it's worth it!
Now, the question is...How Do You Know? Maybe only time will give us the answer. But, I can tell you something: As much as I believe in compromising, there's only one thing you cannot sacrifice: YOURSELF. The moment you get asked to stop being who you are, that moment you know it might not be worth it.
Looking back in my life, I remember how I took risks -usually involving moving to foreign countries. When I try to recall the elements of the 'decision-making process', there was always a PLAN. Plans are definitely important. I believe in plans.
However, plans are not enough.
That's where the magical/emotional component comes in: The power of the dreams, the signs of the universe, the signs of your heart.
Well, dear readers, it looks like there were some things that I wanted to get off my chest!
So, let's talk about it! What are the biggest sacrifices that you had to make in life? What did you learn/get from that? Would you do them again?