Friday, May 29, 2015


Well, I quit my job, today is my last day. As I mentioned, we were going through some big changes, and after a lot of thought (including a thinking trip to Prague), I decided to trust my gut, which told me it was time for me to move on.

What's next? No idea, but I have a calm confidence that it will be something great. I look forward to investing some time and heart into a discovery process to learn about myself, my goals, my values and my options (those that exist and those that I should create).

My biggest concern with this transition is that my newly available time and mindspace will get filled with junk instead of good stuff. I am on high alert to nip that in the bud. I want to protect this new capacity and allocate it in meaningful ways as best I can. An exciting challenge. In the spirit of this challenge I popped by the Stadelijk to zoom through their "What Design Can Do" exhibit and as expected got some inspiration.

Other sources for relevant inspiration include these 4 books that I recently finished.

And what better time to dive into my painting pursuits. Slowly making progress on this thing...

Quitting is a scary thing. It feels brave actually. I had great options and reasons to stay, but my heart was not in it. I feel a little lost (I mean, check out my reading list above...clearly I feel a little lost), a little uncertain, but a lot optimistic.  And PS - I have an unemployed summer in Europe ahead of me, which I have done once before in the summer of 2000, and I know that it is a good gig. 

Now is the point when you tell me how awesome this is going to turn out. How much you believe in my future. Insert here your wise career advice. Summer reading recommendations are also welcome. 


Mary said...

Don't you remember the quote from You've Got Mail? "Closing is the brave thing to do." Of course it is! You're choosing to go down the path unknown - it's scary! But you are opening yourself up to all kinds of possibilities. You will find and do something fabulous because you ARE fabulous. I can't wait to see what it is. In the meantime, keep showing painting updates, and don't make me too jealous with all your summer adventures. Love! - Mary

Dinah xx said...

Well done Sara. Brave of you and I know you'll find (or make!) something fabulous out of your next adventure. There's time for that - meanwhile, enjoy the summer with the children while you have a great opportunity. I've heard Edinburgh is worth a visit.... If only you knew someone there with a flat to rent. Oh, hang on....??!! We really need the summer to arrive, but this is a great place to visit and there's so much for kids (and bigger kids) to do. The locals are very friendly! Dinah xx

Mills (héron + hibou) said...

And this is the point where, I tell you how incredibly lucky any company would be to have you. I am so excited for you. A whole summer to soak up all the best of Europe and get ready to take on big new challenges back in Portland...or maybe somewhere else in Europe. ;-) A girl can hope. I so like having you on this side of the ocean. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for you. It's going to be great! xoxo!

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