This morning as I turned on the computer and warmed up to today, the news struck immediately that Steve Jobs had passed away. I was lead to a youtube video of a commencement speech he did at Stanford in 2005. I’d never seen it before, but it was an incredible moment of confirmation. That following our hearts, no matter how challenging it is, is the right thing to do. He spoke about ‘connecting the dots’, that really we can only connect them in hindsight, and that in the moment, when we are faced with a decision, we need to trust that the decision we make, based on our talents, capacities and passions, will lead us in the right direction.
It made me want to cry! Following our heart and passion is so difficult. Because we run the risk of failing at something that we have put our heart and soul into. The thing I have to keep remembering, is that we never fail, as long as we never give up. Any ‘failure’ is just a stepping stone to the next experience that will bring us forward in our learning.
I wish I’d known more about Steve Jobs when he was alive.
Here are some pictures of a very exiting development in the build! Roof lights and tiles. This is a busy week though because the plumbing and heat recovery ventilation is also being installed! Seeing the roof lights go in is fantastic, the whole upstairs in being opened up now! Truly lovely!