It's amazing how something as sad as death, can be inspirational and motivational at the same time.

Realizing (at the 99th hour that is my senior year, I know) that I'm not really cut out/in love with my major as I had previously thought, has had me in a rut and doing some major soul searching. After missing the train Tuesday, I decided to skip class, and went back home to take what ended up being a two day mental health vacation (it would have been the whole week, but I had presentations due).

When the news broke Wednesday night, that Steve Jobs had died, I was begrudgingly preparing for the rest of the school week. I was shocked and saddened. My sadness, however, soon became inspiration, when CNN played a clip from a speech Steve Jobs gave in 2005. It then clicked:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Steve Jobs was nothing short of a genius and as everyone has been saying, a  true visionary. He had successes and he had failures. He had dreams and ideas so big, that many just couldn't fathom them. Yet, no matter what, he let nothing get in his way. For that I am grateful, because I can't imagine my life without my Macbook, my iPhone, and most certainly not my iPod. 

So thank you Steve Jobs, for sharing not just your wonderful inventions and products, but also your passion, with the world. 

Lastly, I wanted to share this clip I saw earlier today. What a great sense of humor Mr. Jobs had. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! :)


  1. I love that quote you posted. I also watched Steve Jobs' Stanford speech the day he passed away and that quote really hit home for me. I love were I work but not the job content, I'm doing a bit of soul searching myself. I haven't said anything about his passing away because I can't really find anything to say that hasn't been said. I learned to use a computer in elementary school on an old Macintosh computer and I'm now on a Macbook Pro (and iPhone). 

    I hope your mental break went well and you'll do what you really want to do :)

  2. So eloquently stated :) Steve Jobs was one of the few, incredible people in the world and will no doubt stay an influencer for me for years to come. I feel like everything has been said (and probably better than I could!) so I'll leave it at that...

    Hope you had a great weekend, and I miss you :)

  3. I agree- seize the day and follow your heart. You don't know what could happen tomorrow, or even tonight...

  4. I agree. He is definitely not someone that will be forgotten. He's definitely a modern day Einstein!
    AND I MISS YOU!! We need to reunite ASAP!

  5. Thank you so much for your kind words Madeliene! I hope you find what you are looking for too. :)

  6. So true! Thank you Meri. It's definitely easy to forget how quickly things can in fact change.