Heart versus Head
In my book The Jelly Bean Crisis, high-achieving teen Poppy suddenly realizes that her perfectly planned life may not be the life that will make her happy. She shocks her friends, family, and school by turning down a college scholarship and taking thirty days out to try everything. She’s determined to find her passion – wherever it might lead her!
I wrote The Jelly Bean Crisis as a fun coming of age story, a way to explore what happens when a perfect plan stops feeling quite so perfect. Imagine being able to take thirty days to find out what will really make you happy. What would you do? What could you try? It’s heart versus head – deciding whether to make your heart sing, or using your skills and talents to make smart choices (or can you have both?).
We live in a world where anything is possible: singers are discovered online, basement businesses make millions. Your dream life can be a blend of what you love, and what you’re good at. Be ready to jump in and try new things, and be okay with swapping an old dream for a brand new one. Like Poppy, finding ways to keep both your heart and head happy can be the best way to create a dream life!
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