dinner w/ an architect.

study abroad

what is it like to be an architect?
it’s all about restrictions.
fighting with developers to develop what you like.

what is architecture?
part art, part technical.
i’m disappointed it took him only three.
it took me 9 years to develop that Continue reading


at the gates.

Words to a co-worker as we were parting after a farewell dinner. It helped me consolidate all the thoughts that had been in my head for the past few days into one flowing, eloquent speech. I think this probably helped me more than her.

“My parting words will be this:
There’s that English saying that:
‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.’
Life is too short, to make the same mistake twice.
There is a lot in life you can’t control,
Lots you can.
It’s about making the most out of what you can control,
not making the same mistake again
and not fearing those choices. Continue reading