The following Monday, I returned to my workplace, Futurewise, with this question still resonating in my mind. But as I looked around, I saw my fellow colleagues all striving to create a better living environment for the Seattle population. Some were working on developing sustainable neighborhoods, some guarding the city’s shoreline against water pollution, while others were aiding the implementation of urban development policies. It was then that I realized how it was us, the tiny pieces, who together pieced the city of Seattle into the gorgeous metropolis it is now. Our individual work might appear trivial or unnecessary, but collectively we have the ability to contribute greatness in the world.
Beyond work, I have been blessed to experience urban life and unique culture of Seattle by exploring various parks, landmarks, restaurants, and markets. As a tiny piece of a large puzzle, I am excited to immerse myself in the community for the next five weeks to come.