After talking about work and ideal work scenarios, I heard a friend say, "But my heart is really in South Africa. That's where I'd like to be working."
I told her she needed to figure out how to get there as quickly as possible.
The hard part is that our heart may tell us where we need to be, but it won't offer a neatly planned itinerary for getting there.
Ultimately I think my friend will end up in South Africa and stay there for a really long time and make a world of difference. But neither I nor she knows when that will begin.
So please, follow your heart. But know that the journey you'll embark upon will be anything but clean, easy, or routine. Which, if you ask me, is all the more reason to go forth.