Monday, September 12, 2011

The Quote For The Evening Is This...

"She packed up her potential and all she had learned, grabbed a cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things."

via Inslee

I like this quote particularly because in additional to cooler temperatures and football,  fall brings job interview season for my industry.  In fact, I thought of this quote as I was packing my suitcase tonight.  I will be traveling back to my alma mater tomorrow (BOOMER SOONER!) to interview prospective new hires.  It was roughly one year ago that I was settling myself into my new job and new home.  I remember feeling invigorated at the sight of unfamiliar territory. I was filled with gratitude that I would be able to actively participate in designing a life for myself here in Houston.  Although I was grateful for a fresh start (and, of course, a job in general) I felt uneasy regarding the life I had left behind in my hometown. My entire family was there, as well as the illusion of a "perfect future" with a particular man.  Still, even when I was surrounded in the comforts of familiarity, I knew in my heart that I wanted more.  Fast forward 6 months, and I am unloading boxes into my first apartment.
The past year hasn't always been easy, but it has been worth it.  I have developed deep friendships, found fulfilling work, and had the opportunity to discover a passion I never knew I had- design.  The Lord, as always, already knew the plan, and was patiently waiting for me to surrender mine.  
I am still heading out and changing a few things, and I hope you are, too.  As Ghandi so wisely said, "We must be the change we wish to see in the world."

I hope it can be said sooner rather than later that "alis volat propriis", which in Latin means "she flies with her own wings." 


  1. Love this! Im in the process of job hunting and hopefully moving within the next 6 months and it def feels like I woke up one day, "grabbed a cute pair of shoes and headed out to change a few things." :o)


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