This morning was cold, the chill in the air cut to the core. I can feel the temperature change in my (previously broken) knee and ankle. The boys got off to school like normal and I have started packing and sorting things for my trip. When I got bored of folding clothes I sat down at the computer and found this.
I had not taken the time to sit and watch the entire speech after his death until this morning, but I am so glad I did. I found it inspiring. I loved that his speech to Stanford University was about how he dropped out of College!
I was moved by the encouragement to follow your gut/inner voice even when it might not make sense to or be the popular decision. This has been a personal goal of mine as of late, so it really hit home.
My heart began to race when he spoke about how part of the development of typography for the MAC stemmed from a calligraphy class he took after he dropped out, simply because it interested him. Reminding me there are no coincidences in life. The universe has a plan for you. It's up to us to find it.
My insides felt ignited when Steve spoke about connecting the dots, but how you can only connect the dots looking back, and can never connect the dots looking forward. You just need to trust things will work out and do your part by continually going forward. Then, you can see how it's all connected after it's all done. Have faith and be brave.
I cried a little when he spoke about being fired from the very company he started. Again, when you look at what came from that stumble, his creativity and growth, again solidifies to me the universe has a bigger plan and that when you allow life to tech you, give you opportunities to grow, things can be even bigger and better then you ever imagined. But you can't fight the growth. The biggest growth comes when things are uncomfortable or even painful.
Don't stay comfortable, keep moving forward, Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!
Great words from a great man.
Thank you Steve Jobs.
I am grateful for perfectly timed lifts like these. New personal truths, and unexpected healing moments.
I am grateful for the power of words,and how they can move me and make me look at things and myself a little differently.
I am grateful for the sale section at Anthropologie!...sigh
5 More days until my next adventure! I will be writing daily, so I hope you all join me on my trip!