`As we say in the language of the desert, one “dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.”- Paulo Coelho

My previous employer-mandated blog with the Canadian Urban Institute (www.rachelleintheoldandnew.blogspot.com) was a good way to inform readers about my stories on the field working on local economic development projects.

So I came up with this blog-turned-into-website idea to market my skills, background and experience, particularly because my work samples from publications to multi-media projects are challenging to showcase on a piece of paper.

Because as a striving communications specialist, my role doesn’t end with a project.  I want to create a new breadth of network where knowledge-sharing and exchange of ideas tap into new opportunities.

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4 thoughts on “`As we say in the language of the desert, one “dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.”- Paulo Coelho

  1. This is rather interesting but I have a question about your quote “`As we say in the language of the desert, one “dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.”- Paulo Coelho” What do you think that means? As a writer, I’ve come to know that everyone has different views

    1. Actually the entire quote was this:
      “What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one “dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.” PC

      So it`s kind of a personal reflection about my own challenges and a good reminder that the process is just as important as the end result…and that whatever I do, even if there`s no instant gratification, I can take it as a learning process to get to where I want to be.

      1. You see that’s where we differ; when I first read the quote I thought As we say in the language of the desert, one “dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.” meant that people usually give up just when when their goal is about to realize

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