Quote of the Day Tuesday

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.  Now put foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau


I've decided to change my Quote of the Day Tuesday's a little by adding a little blurb each week about what I actually think about the quote, rather than just throwing it at you.  I hope you enjoy.  Please let me know what you think!

I found this quote on Monday.  It really hit home for me, personally.  By now, you know my story and my dream about how I want to end up in San Diego.  After all, that is what a lot of my art is based on, and a goal I am currently striving for.  In the past few weeks, I've been seriously searching for jobs in San Diego and the surrounding areas.  I've found many Fibers related jobs and have applied, but no one has really gotten back to me.  Though frustrating, I continue to march on.  I am constantly looking for new insights to employment in my dream city.

I feel like my time in college was really my time to build the castles in the air that Thoreau mentions.  And now, after college, this is my time to start building those foundations to put under the castles.  It's going to be hard work, and it already has been.

The problem with emailing cover letters to blind ads instead of being able to call the employers up personally is both a blessing and a curse to someone like me.  I feel that at home I am somewhat of an introvert, but when I am placed in a setting where I must be an extrovert, I can adapt easily and do that.  So when I just have to fabricate a cover letter about myself, how I'd be a perfect fit for a job, and send it off, I'm comfortable.  However, it loses the immediate satisfaction of knowing if the person reading applications is actually hearing me or even taking me into consideration.  But I press on and continue my job hunt.

I am determined to build foundations under my castles in the air.