Monday, September 22, 2008

Seasons Change

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.”

12 comments:

Cliff, Kendal and Stone said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. You really do have AMAZING talent, so something will find its way to you. Keep your head up, something good will come of this.

Laura said...

Aubs - I'm so sorry!!

Merzy said...

thanks for sharing your positive attitude, aubs. i really needed to be reminded that one of the most sure things about a hard time is that it WILL end :).

remind me to tell you about why i couldn't make it to cake for katie. oh brother.

Hizzeather said...

I had no idea honey! I'm sorry, but you have the right attitude. My grandma always quoted, "when one door closes, another one opens."

My dad lost his job too. Tough times these days. :(

Matt, Meggan & Ty said...

Speaking of doors opening...I have an opportunity/business venture that you might be interested in that you can do anywhere. In fact, now that I think about it...you would be amazing at it..like you are at most things! I'm super sorry about this bump in the road. You always were a positive influence on me! Call me! I'd love to chat!

Kim said...

Now I have tears in my eyes! You are such a blessing in my life! You will go on to do great things I just know it. Bless your heart...

Madsen Family said...

You are so talentend, I know you will be fine. Now may be the time for the mother/daughter design team that I have been waiting for :) Love you!

Marcy said...

Oh, I'm so sorry Aubrey. I loved reading about your work on your blog. Good luck to you with these few things you have lined up. Hang in there!

Design Gal said...

Aubs, I'm so sorry! You have such a talent and a great portfolio that I don't doubt you will be working again soon! Until then, good luck! Your positive attitude is amazing and such an inspiration!
Love ya girl!

Rolph Family said...

Oh Aubrey I am so sorry to hear that! Though I know something else will come your way. Like everyone said, you are super talented and there will be plenty of people wanting to scoop you up. If your looking for something to keep you busy for awhile you can visit me and I will pay you to do something with my house! ;)

charity said...

argh! now just move to utah and play with me :)!

Florene said...

With the kind of talent that just "oozes" out of you, Aubrey, I know you will do well in the design world -- if that is what you are meant to do. Thank you for your amazing way with words and the reminder of why I love fall!

GL