My nephew sent me a copy of a letter from a ten-year-old girl who is interested in architecture. It has been her dream to become an architect since she was eight-years-old.
What is life like to become an architect of your dreams?
I don’t know if my nephew answered her letter. I certainly would like to respond to her.
For one, you have to really believe that you can do it and persist whatever obstacle that life with throw along your path as I saw how my nephew did it.
It started with a simple drawing that I posted here.
As you dream your dreams, we cross a path in our life that might hold us back from realizing it, and we can choose how to respond to it. There may be a straight line, a curveball, a crossroad or something more enticing that we wander off the path but in reality, we are the architect of our own destiny.
As an architect, we have to have a plan or a vision of how to materialize our dream. It will be no longer straightforward as we thought it would be. But we persevere.
As an architect, we have to look at the plan on a piece of paper, think of the structural requirements, building codes, the strength of materials, costs, foundation, restrictions, etc. similar to our life. What can we do about it? We have to think this through and find an answer and solution.
The plan is an overwhelming and huge responsibility. Instead of being afraid of tackling the challenge, we embrace it. We have an idea. We may modify the plan. We may ask for help from others. We can do it.
I must say, I am proud of my nephew for being the architect of his own life, and I certainly hope that this girl will receive the guidance in fulfilling her dreams.