“You’ve got to be flexible with your dream because it might not exist yet.”
This quote by John Acuff in his book Do Over has been a point of inspiration for me within the past year. Flexibility has been challenging at times yet it has propelled me forward through uncomfortable situations in ways I could not fully visualize a year and a half ago when I moved to San Francisco and began navigating my career. Through actualizing goals and writing down prayers and aspirations, I have been able to map a course that has lead me to the crossroad I am at now as I transition between jobs and get closer to where I want to be as a design professional. As some of my readers are aware, my background in Architecture and Urban Design and my love for design and sketching is the genesis of my blog’s namesake and is the path in which I strive to continue down as a professional.
Upon coming out to San Francisco, I began my career on the construction side as a Project Engineer working on a large health care job for a large private client. The job was challenging and rewarding, yet I still felt a void present within my role that I wanted to fill through design. I love the building construction side and truly enjoy the dynamic on that end of the design/building industry, but I wanted and still want to have a better union of building and spatial design and actual design implementation in the built environment. As I navigate what that will be for me, I will now begin a role in Design Management where I can grow within that process in San Francisco.
Wish me luck!
Photo Location: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch