This past month or so has been quite a blur: I resigned from my first professional job, which brought an onslaught of emotion; and I also landed what I suspect might be my dream job–which has presented some fascinating reflections.
I’ve started a Designer position with City Fabrick, a nonprofit design studio that promotes all forms of urbanism within the Long Beach community. We design, we advocate, we write, we advise–all in the name of creating a healthier, safer, and better quality of life. The thought of my work here makes me giddy.
The overriding emotion, however, is one of commencement. In just these past eight days, I’ve already participated in two meetings with city planning, met more than one dozen Long Beach community members, and have been charged with leading the studio’s effort on pedestrian planning. I’ve also set my own schedule, made my own task lists, and given my opinion on matters both foreign and familiar. The sudden freedom and trust has emboldened me, and I’ve been made adult.
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