off the well worn path {connecting the dots}…

mr jobs

people often ask me “what’s next?”: what are my plans now that my studies are done & dusted & an internship is behind me…

& i always draw a deep breath before i answer…

because the truth is, i don’t always know exactly what’s next…

all i have is a vision & some faith that with hard work & a devotion to following my heart i will not only ultimately end up there, but enjoy the ride all the more for doing so…

the truth is i don’t actually have a carefully-curated, multi-phased life plan which details in minutia exactly what to do next…

i don’t work like that: never have, never will…

but i do have a strong leaning to doing what feels right in that moment & having faith that in the end it will all make sense: a belief that the dots will indeed connect down the road…

& so it is that in my mind it’s perfectly rational to consider at this stage taking a job in a homewares shop, or getting some event planning experience under my belt, or even exploring another internship {the exact type of which is yet to be determined}…

because ultimately i know that one day down the road all of the skills i acquire along the way will come together to lead me to exactly where i’m meant to be…

call me a dreamer or a drifter if you must…

but if you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe the late visionary, mr steve jobs: steve jobs stanford commencement speech 2005

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8 thoughts on “off the well worn path {connecting the dots}…

  1. Well my dear. I wholeheartedly agree.

    First off, Jobs’ speech is one of my favourites ever. I regularly listen to it.. it is amazing to me how people hatch life’s plans. I always know that where I am right now I’m supposed to be and everything else will be revealed to me as and when…

    So, go forth and explore. Life is about the journey, NOT the destination. We all arrive at that one one way or another:-)

    • i really love this speech on so many levels… i wish i thought to listen to it more often as it just sums up what i think is a very healthy philosophy on life… 😉

  2. One of my favorite speeches, and you just reminded me to give it yet another listen. In one of my recent mini-views, the person shared this quote from Rilke that I now have pinned to my board: Have patience for all that is unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves.
    Sounds like we’re on similar journeys, and I know I’m just trying to love the questions. Thanks for sharing, Sue.

  3. There’s so much pressure on the question, “Now what??” and it’s so unfair. You should be allowed to figure things out in your own speed, at your own pace, on your own time! And it sounds like you’re doing just that. Good for you. I wish I could be so brave to just do what feels right at the moment, or trust that things will work out despite going against convention. Sigh, to be so bold! Good luck on your next steps, darling. xoxo

  4. Aww Sue, this is why I love reading your blog. Your so honest about everything. I couldn’t agree more with your philosophy. Have you read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho? This book changed my life when I will in my tweens… and I re-read it every few years. It pretty much showcases that it’s about the journey and not the destination. What you thought you wanted may not always be and life has a way of giving you small nudges in the direction you should go. All the best. xD

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