Recently I was in Seattle near the Seattle YWCA. Here’s a photo of it from 2007 when they were doing some work on the building.
Twenty five years ago, when I moved to Seattle, this is where I lived. I’d just graduated from college. I didn’t have a job and I had never been to Seattle before. I had a manual typewriter so that I could apply for jobs. And I needed to find a job fast because I only had about $300.
I remember looking out the window of my room into the windows of the office building across the street. I was so envious! They had jobs. I was sure I’d do a great job at . . . whatever it was that they were doing. Would someone hire me before I ran out of money and had to go home to my parents?
It all worked out and I was only at the YWCA for a month. But as I face today’s challenges, it’s good to remember what I’ve already done and where I was twenty five years ago.