What's YOUR story?
We get asked all the time "How long have you been here?" and "How did you come up with Pear Tree?".
I'll give a little info, but please feel free to share yours on our blog.
We grow up thinking our life will follow a straight path. How has that worked out for you? Straight as an arrow? No, me neither. No matter what age I was, I kept thinking I knew what I wanted until suddenly at the ripe old age of 40 something I came to the harsh realization that I had NO IDEA WHAT I WANTED TO DO WITH MY LIFE. None. Zero. I knew a whole bunch of things I DIDN’T want to do but as for my “true calling”, my phone was not ringing.I scoured job postings, read What Color is Your Parachute? and I was still as clueless as I was prior to this discovery phase.
The issue, all the jobs out there were not right for a plethora of reasons. What I didn’t know then was I was craving a creative outlet like nobody’s business. The moment I had a tiniest glimpse of a reality that included an outlet, I was done. I had nine days to make the decision but in hindsight, the decision was made on day one.
I could drag you through all the life lessons I learned in the last 3 years but what fun would that be? I don’t want to give away any secrets that could prevent you from torturing yourself while trying to figure them out.
Yes, Pear Tree was my tiny glimpse of living a life that allowed a creative outlet. If only the story ended there! Every day, I encounter something, tiny or enormous that I have no idea what I am doing. Sometimes it’s fun but mostly, I am tired of winging every decision. I would like to be confident about JUST ONE THING every now and then.