With Excitement and Anxiety

As are most moments in my life, the prospect of moving back to New York has been marked somewhere between the spectrum of anxiety and excitement—depending on the day.

A little over three years I came to Mayo Clinic for the position as a designer/researcher. I didn’t realize that I would be as moved as I am. Just as others, most of the designers came from the coasts.

Whether we were excited or anxious to experience life in the American Mid-West, we uprooted and came here for a job. I was surrounded by passion for three years-- passion for people and passion for change.

And in thinking about this moment of transition, I conducted a small exercise. My last request of my colleagues was to send me an image of what represents transition to them. Here were the results: