Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Moral of the story: Be Kind

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Story time:
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.

Supplies:
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 :)

37 comments:

  1. Wooooootttttt!!!!! Man I want to wear a white lab coat. And I should've studied to become a nurse and not an accountant!

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  2. Your card is gorgeous Wida, thanks for sharing your story!

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  3. Lovely story! Above all, I try to teach my kids just to be nice.

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  4. I really loved reading about this story again Wida. Such a wonderful moral, and a wonderful card to boot. Sometimes kindness is its own reward, but if you are really blessed it's also paid back to you as well. :-)

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  5. You are TOO fabulous. Can I just hug you now, please?
    On a totally unrelated note, any chance you would be interested in hosting a NEW Casadia?

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  6. So loved reading this heartwarming story! Hugs <3. Oh and awesome card too!

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  7. you are a sweet and caring person and love that things worked out so well for you! that photo is beautiful! i'd have you take my profile photo if i lived closer!! =) very pretty card, too! thanks so much for sharing the story! =)

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  8. Beautiful card, Wida. Love how I can see what's behind the butterfly :)
    Thanks for sharing this nice story, and you picture of the girl is amazing!!

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  9. Wida you have a heart of gold and her picture is beautiful! I love reading your stories. I love your honesty and your fab card.

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  10. Wonderful story Wida! Your card is equally as wonderful. The warm tone of the inking and the texture of the twine go so well together.

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  11. Love, love, LOVE this story! You taught me something today. Great post, great card, great you :)

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  12. What a beautiful story Wida! Your photo is fantastic and so is your card!

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  13. Well, I'm crying and laughing at the same time. You weave a story out of love, and I'm caught! So happy all turned out. And the photo of your friend's daughter? She's beautiful and you've captured the soul! Who could want more? Oh yes, the card... if it doesn't win, I'd be surprised. Kindness is a fruit of the Spirit, and you seem to have that one down pat!

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  14. Love your card Wida and what a wonderful story indeed :)

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  15. What a super lovely post...not only for your jaw dropping awesome card...but the story that you shared...it's wonderful, like YOU!

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  16. AW..... love the photos (gorgeous girl), love the TT card and love your story even more!

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  17. What a fabulous story, I have had many learning curves with my photography and sometimes wonder if it worth the time and energy I put into it... So love this tale. Stunning card

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  18. Such a great story! That photo you took of her is amazing!!! Now I see why so many people wanted you to take photos for them!

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  19. Love that story and this card is seriously gorgeous! I love the contrast between the elegant/soft butterflies and the fun Hip Hip Hooray!

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  20. Love the card, the story, and the pics! Wow!

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  21. Great card, great story! Your photo turned out beautifully too!

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  22. What a nice story :). I love the organic look of your card.

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  23. Thanks for sharing this...unbelievable!!! And love that card and the butterfly with a peek of paper behind it :)

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  24. Beautiful story and beautiful card. Love how you used the PB die!

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  25. That card is just plain magical!!! Loving your little story too, what a beauty she is

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  26. I keep coming back to look at your card...very interesting....the partial die/embossed butterflies.and the touch of woodgrain at the corner...great take on the trigger,
    Great story...so FUN when things work out for GOOD like that:) and lastly, the senior photo is STUNNING!!! the lighting is so soft...wish my senior photo was as elegant and magical!

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  27. Gorgeous card! Great story! And congratulations!

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  28. A wonderful story...my daughter is a photographer so I am sure can relate to picture taking, but yours are gorgeous!! Beautiful card, too, the way you did the butterflies...amazing!!

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  29. I guess your story is recent, so... congratulations! And even if kindness doesn't come back to you 10 fold (sometimes doesn't come back at all), at least is good for the soul, like Campbell's Chicken Soup :). I love how the butterfly in your card shows a second background, very pretty. And your picture is perfect!

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  30. Oh, I love this story of how you got your lab coat! You are kind and you deserved it! Oh, and your card is pretty cool, too!

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  31. OMG!! Loving your card such a BEAUTIFUL Design!! I Love your photos and the story too!! It's funny sometime how things happen in our lives and if we pay attention and pay it forward good things will come!! ;) thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

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  32. you take some nice pics! TFS - and I'm glad you got your dream job! luv it! Hugs!

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  33. What a beautiful story Wida...thanks for sharing. Your dream job sounds like its perfect for you. Congratulations ;-)

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  34. Fabulous card and story ~ Congrats on your new job!

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  35. This is a great story Wida...I love that your vision became a reality :)

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  36. Hey Wida! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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