One of the things that I have learned over my career is that "one thing leads to another" and your life is a series of linked events in a chain. If you are unwilling to follow your heart you often cannot see the next link in the chain. My life has had this chain:
This was at a macro scale, but I like to change scale and see the micro scale of the chain of everyday activities that takes place for me in my role as a new Developer Evangelist at Microsoft:
The gadget is now on the Windows Live Gallery!