Let me share with you a story that I think is so important for me in my life. After I had Sophia (10 years ago) I thought it might be fun to take photos of her and scrapbook. My photos turned out pretty good and friends started to ask me to take their photos. A business was born. One of my first clients was my friend Olga's daughter. Olga and I worked ICU together at Porter Hospital. After a while, I decided to shut down the business because it caused me great anxiety if the photos did not come out perfect. It was just too much for this self critic.
Fast forward to 2013. I left Porter in 2005 after getting my nurse practitioner degree. I was working at a family practice and after 4 years was told that they were wanting to sell and the new buyers didn't work with nurse practitioners. I started looking for a job and I found the one I wanted and applied. It was at Swedish Medical Center doing stress test. See, when you have a job where you have to know everything about everything, the idea of stress tests, just stress tests seems awesome. I even made a vision board about getting the job. It was of a lady wearing a white shirt that I envisioned as me in a lab coat. I didn't hear back so I went on as the family practice negotiations seemed slow.
Out of no where, I get a call from Olga asking me to take her daughters senior photo. I told her that I was sorry, I didn't take photos anymore and wished her luck. Later that night, the guilt was killing me. Here was a friend from the past needing me and I wasn't being a good friend back. It wasn't going to hurt to take some photos of this girl that the camera loved anyway.
I called her back and said I would do it.
We meet, I take her daughters pictures and we get to talking about what we have been up to. I find out she works at Swedish Hospital and knows the manager of the job I applied. She offered to give the manager my resume.
I got the job. (see my white lab coat?)
Moral of the story: Be kind and kindness will come to you 10 fold.
Stamps: Penny Black Lulu's Party
Twine: Hemp Cord
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper Maggie Holmes
I am entering this in the Moxi Fab Tuesday Trigger:
The natural tones and the fact that all the embellishments on the top with a repeating pattern on the bottom :)