Emily Witt is in Paris
I feel energized to be here, and of course, when one has a lot of time to think, it can be liberating and scary at the same time. I realize how integral The Advocate's Mic is to who I am as a person and how I want that to be a reflection of the work I do in my career. For those who know me, I often talk about an emptiness one can feel when one's career doesn't always align with who they are. I've realized I'll never find that one perfect job where it's all-encompassing. At times being a legal recruiter is terrific because it allows me the freedom and flexibility of picking up my life without explanation and living abroad (fulfilling dreams from my young adulthood).
It has some major downs, as all recruiters have experienced, and part of that balance is keeping your negative thoughts at bay by doing the things that speak to your soul. With that in mind, The Advocate's Mic has such value to me, and I want to share that with you as well.
When the line was too long at the Louvre, it was such an unexpected delight to stumble on an exhibit of one of my favorite authors, Antoine de Saint Exupery. The quote, "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye," has been my favorite since reading the Little Prince with my father as a kid. On that note, that message is the foundation for the Advocate's Mic. Coming here has been a blessing to reconnect with that beautiful language and remember the mission of the Advocate's Mic; excited to continue on my travel journey and connect with like-minded people also sharing their stories. I am looking forward to having you along!