my remote office, North Cascades National Park

my remote office, North Cascades National Park

I think doing your part is the toughest as a young person because you’re finding your place. And so the challenge always is looking to the future. It looks dark... But then the amazing thing is to look back. It looks like it all was a straight line. You can see the straight line of light and that makes us who we are. And so I refer to the groping in the dark and that piece of listening for the nudges and paying attention, paying attention to where the nudges are. And don’t procrastinate too much. Just do it. Act on it. And you’ll know the right way for you forward.
— Sister Simone Campbell via On Being

it has been so rewarding to transition from daily, obligatory desk life to this new life. I am more creative, more efficient, more passionate when working when I choose, where I want, and on only those projects that are core to my mission. sometimes I find myself on a roll on a Sunday, unable to rip myself away from some inspired project for ten hours at a time. other days I allow myself to release into lassitude. most days (like today) find me in the sweet middle ground: optimally plugging away on my rock projects, my business growth, and with ample time for family and friends. 

my life is not turning out as I expected when I transitioned away from the Gates Foundation five months ago. strikingly as I look back I see I've gone in a straight line toward my purpose. and I am learning to just concern myself with doing my small part.

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