Just as the seasons of the earth must change, so do the days of our lives. With this, the first day of Fall, I begin a new season in my own life. This past week I lost a job I loved. It was a dream to design and built fantasy homes and be a part of a legacy that will be left in Newport Coast. But the dream for me will still live on. I love this quote by Edward Kennedy: "The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die."
A close friend of mine who recently met the same demise shared this thought with me: "When your neighbor looses his job they call it 'recession.' When you loose your job they call it 'depression.'" But I'm not going to let it get me down. I have been blessed with a talent that I know will carry me through this trial and lead me to something even more wonderful. How brilliant is the mind of Nobel Prize winner, Albert Camus, who said “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.”
Though the door may have closed, a window has already begun to open. I was recently commissioned to design a re-model of a home in Trabuco Canyon and will possibly begin working on another in Laguna Beach. I truly believe that the possibilities for success in this world are endless and I intend on being a part of it all. “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”