All week I had been running scenarios through my head. What I would say, how I would say it, which one of my bosses I would talk to. Every possible delivery and outcome ran through my busy mind up until the final moment that I approached my boss. And, of course, like every other thing in life that we over think and over plan, it did not go anything like how we always imagine it to.
It instead went amazingly well beyond all expectations. All of the partners in my firm were incredibly supportive of my decision and one even mentioned that he wished he could come with me on the trail. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders now that this is out in the open.
Things are being set in motion... I am excited for the coming months and ready to take on the new challenges that await! I will leave you with something that my boss said to me during our conversation this morning that really resonated with me:
"As Architects, our careers last our entire lives. So, lets say you live to be 90 years old. If you draw a straight line signifying the timeline of your life, each moment of your life seems so small in comparison to the larger whole. It only depends on what you do with each individual moment that makes it seem larger in the bigger picture. Those are the things that you look back on and remember. Hiking this trail will not hinder your career as an Architect, but it will be the hardest thing you have ever done; and, it will only make you a better person."