i'm reflecting. i'm thinking about the myriad of apple products our family owns and how they have impacted our life. without a doubt, apple has made a significant difference, in a very good way. i'm thinking about a legend lost, but a legacy won, and the inspiring words mr. steve jobs left us. below is one excerpt that resonated with me as jobs reflects, during his stanford commencement address, on being fired from apple:
“Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking and don't settle.”
in addition to reflecting on the passing of mr. jobs, his words have inspired me to think about this journey that i am currently on. aside from having a creative outlet, one of the other reasons i started this blog was to determine the next leg of my journey (aka career, if i'm not being so esoteric). through images and writing, i wanted to see what recurring themes would bubble to the surface. what do i love?
"You can't connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. So, you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something. Your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference."
so, i'm creating dots right now, and having faith that i will be present enough to realize how they connect sometime soon. thank you for your inspiration and genius, mr. jobs. have a great weekend everyone!
ps ~ ms. park is an amazing, eloquent writer, and she shares some beautiful sentiments regarding the passing of mr. steve jobs.
pps ~ if you have the desire to listen to mr. jobs' entire stanford commencement address...it really is inspiring.