I found the most beautiful editorial from 06/07 and I’m going to post it before the end of the year.
Anonymous asked: patience is a virtue. it's amazing how you got a graphic design degree and now you want to pursue a profession in the medical field. i'm in a dilemma of choosing my career path and with so many factors to consider i can't seem to choose. i feel lost.
I was in those shoes a few years ago and documented some of it on Tumblr. It’s very easy to feel overwhelmed when you have choices in front of you with little overlap and fairly permanent consequences— and when you believing picking one means saying no to the other(s). You might fall into a kind of “option paralysis” and be so stressed that you instead make no choice.
I don’t know your specific situation. Your choices may be between two very different things that will impact your future life in two very different ways. At the same time, your situation may be less extreme than you fear. A unique series of events has brought you to your choice stage and, sooner or later, you will have to make a choice.
What helped me was talking, thinking, and doing. I spoke to others (in similar and different shoes), I thought and wrote about the choices, and then I chose what I felt was the best choice for me. I looked at the events in my life that made me who I was, identified what was important to me, and took a step. And you’ll keep taking steps, and when you look back, you’ll be surprised at how far you’ve come, especially after being frozen or lost for so long.
I would be willing to discuss this with you privately if you’d like. I rarely post non-anonymous messages, so our conversation would be private. You know where to find me!
Anonymous asked: you are an inspiration.
:) It’s really kind of you to say that, thank you.