That New Office Feeling

Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

It was a snowy winter day, and I was hard at work sewing. Than it happened: the thought that started it all. All of the sudden, and I mean that, I decided that I was changing careers. I decided that real estate was it. I knew it, right then, at a moment’s notice, that my life was about to change.

Let me take you back to twenty years ago, 2001, when I started Law School. It was my institution of choice, my career of choice, and I was determined. But as fate would have it, on my fourth year of Law (it is a five year program in Brazil), I decided to switch directions for a little while, and enrolled in a work and travel exchange program. I lived for one year in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin, USA, where I made friends, fell in love with the Great Lakes, and with a handsome local. Truth is, if you know Door County, and I hope you do, then you know that you can’t help but to fall in love with the Peninsula. The way it feels, the way you breath when you are here. Rumor has it that when you are on or above the 45th parallel… magic happens.

My change of direction for a little while, became a life change – a move across the world. I did go back to Brazil to see family and friends, and to complete my law degree. Soon after I started researching and planning my move, and six months after graduating I started studying Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. I did not finish the course, and after my first semester, I moved to Door County, and never looked back.

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Puzzels

“The world’s a puzzle; no need to make sense out of it.” ~ Socrates

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As I take the time to listen

My heart’s calling and guidance

The answers are all there

All mine to own

puzzle2.meiajacobsLife’s paradoxes and symbols

Dancing in my mind

Heart saying it is true

The choice is only up to you

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A continuous puzzle

Unfolding and responding

Time always divine

The mirrors always in place

puzzle3.meiajacobsAll my heart’s answers

Preferences and truths

Floating to the surface

To be honored and heard

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It isn’t an easy road

But with no rights or wrongs

And new found strength

I am yes, I am no and I am now