Over the last few months, I’ve been going through a bit of a transformation — and it culminated yesterday, when I formally turned in my resignation at my job: I’m going to be leaving the practice of law to pursue a more artistic and creative living.
As you can imagine, it’s been a bit of a tumultuous ride — it still is, and likely will be for a while, until I get my groove on. That said, it gets better every day: a few months ago, while I was still formulating my plan, I was in a pretty emotional state. But as it happened, I decided to take a few days vacation from my life: I went to a place I’d never been, with a bunch of women many of whom I didn’t know, and rested and reflected.
It was there that my decision to leave law, a career about which I was never particularly passionate, was solidified. It was also there that I wandered into a little shop, and found the tiny silver pendant you see in the image above. I bought it on the spot, and made the decision that I would wear it every day until I submitted my resignation, as a reminder to stay true to my heart, and to my soul. And I have, too: because sometimes, even while we take care of our partners, our children, our friends and our families, it’s good to take a little time to show yourself a little love, too. For me, it was good to have this little token on me to remind me to do just that.
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Happy Love Thursday, all. Please leave your links to your images of love in the comments below — and if you have them, images of the little messages you’ve come across that help remind you to show yourself a little love. The images uploaded by she saw things and barilynn8 into the Shutter Sisters Flickr Pool are great examples.
And try to remember to show yourself a little love today.