Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Remembering Why I Made this Decision

Today I was walking to Court.  Sun Shining.  Birds singing?  Perhaps.  I didn't have an important role, but I was going to Federal Court as opposed to the State Court where I usually practice these days.

The walk reminded me of a place I was almost 6 years ago, when I first walked into Federal Court in South Florida.  I remember walking to Court in January, 80 degrees, hot in my suit.  Thinking about the cold back "home," I wondered why I didn't live in Florida, too?  The client, a Florida transplant, said, "I don't know why.  I love it here."

In that short conversation he planted a seed.  That seed twisted, turned, found a nice warm home in the soil and grew.  As it burst through the soil to the daylight, it gained strength, became fertilized, and took on its own true life.

That growing seed met the Captain, who watered, nurtured, and coaxed the seed to find its own true life.

As witnessed today, that question, perhaps rhetorical but answered nonetheless, became reality.

And I stopped in the street, looked up at the Court, and smiled to myself.

Happy to be where I am.  Grateful as you cannot begin to comprehend that I am where I am, with the people in my life this day who bless me beyond what I could possibly ever hope to have asked.  And so grateful to the many many friends and family who encouraged me to dive into this unexpected, daring and rewarding adventure. 


Gigi said...

These words made me happy. I am so glad that you are were you were meant to be.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a fantastic place to be--physically and metaphysically.

Busy Bee Suz said...

It warms my heart to know that you are where you belong; where you wanted to be. Just knowing what you went through prior to this day....what a journey for you!

ChiTown Girl said...

Can you see the BIG smile on my face right now?


Stephanie said...

What a joy to know you are exactly where you are supposed to be! Yeah You!