Non-Career Advice: Huy Bui.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Non-Career Advice is a series that asks people - young, old, and in a range of occupations - for words of wisdom unrelated to work, career-building, dollars, or getting ahead.

Name: Huy Bui/ Architect + Designer 
Also: Dog lover / plant whisperer / co-owner of An Choi

There's beauty in every season. "I've learned that everything in life has its seasons and its micro life-cycles — our moods, our emotions, our relationships, our careers. Everything is constantly moving and evolving. Accepting that has helped me; it's made the more challenging times in my life a little easier to understand, and I'm more open to change and surprise. I think back to being 21, and I think I'd tell myself: you may feel like shit now, but it's okay. That's part of the process. Nothing is forever — there's another season just around the bend. We all operate according to our  own timing. I understand now that we need to experience the harder things and be patient and trusting when it comes to getting to whatever's next. Winter has its purpose — the freeze needs to happen for the plants to bloom in the spring."

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Thanks so much, Huy. More from the Non-Career Advice series, here.  Photo by Emily Johnston (from our Freunde von Freunden feature this past winter).

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Wonderful advice, and something I would want to tell my younger self, too.

burntfeather said...

Oh gosh so beautiful :) Sometimes when I'm down I try and convince myself it's awesome because the next stage will be up!

Alyson said...

Love this series! It is so nice to have a break from the career advice/goals that we so often hear. It is nice to be reminded about what is really important:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful words.

Kelly said...

Thank you so much for this, Huy.

Paw said...

Excellent! One of my favorites in one of my favorite series. I've probably told you that before, but you deserve to hear it again.

paige said...

love this so much!

Shoko said...

Thank you all, and thank you, Huy!

HB Collaborative said...

Shoko! thank you for having me ... here's a quote that i just found the other day ...

Live in each saosn as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of the Earth. - Henry Thoreau

Shoko said...

Thank you so much again, Huy — I love that. Beautiful.

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