I’ve been struggling with the concept of impact. Particularly in my previous career. I found too many relationships too fleeting and I couldn’t reconcile it with what I’m doing.
After so long of struggling with esteem, purpose, meaning, and just not being too pleased with the comparison of who I am and who I want to be, R summed it up in this quote she handlettered for me:
And I take heart that in the midst of all the voices of accusation that shout that I should’ve done more, I had one extremely sweet girl who got me a little bag because she saw that the one I used at work was stained.
If the 4 years I had spent, putting my heart and soul, tears and all, had amounted to this, well, I think I have succeeded.