Hi, Mitzi here. :)
So this news has been making its rounds online. That’s probably because I had undergone quarter-life crisis like some of you.
Let me take this opportunity to share my story.
When I graduated college, my dream job was to be part of the marketing team of the leading food chain in the country. I was blessed to have it. I was surrounded with nice colleagues and very supportive bosses. The job was fun and challenging. But after almost 2 years, I didn’t know why, but I just felt empty. I felt I was meant to do something else but I didn’t know what. So at the age of 23, I left the corporate world in search of my life’s meaning and purpose. (Now, I’m not suggesting you to quit work like I did. Perhaps you can watch the video below for my advice.) My theory was the best way to know my purpose is to get to know my Creator -- who alone knows my purpose since before I was born. So for the next three years, every morning after I wake up, I would read my Bible, one chapter a day. I wrote these life lessons in journals, and soon I started making journals for myself and other family members.
Those three years may seem unproductive since I was not working. But God has a reason for seasons like this (or even seasons of boredom and meaninglessness at work). It was in these dry & parched years that I was able to discover truths about God and myself, lessons that guide me for the rest of my life. I discovered that to show love to Jesus is to show love to the least of my brothers and sisters (Matthew 25). I discovered that I have a burden for less fortunate mothers who would need to work far from home. I discovered that I love to create things from scratch. I discovered that I have to use my talents (Matthew 25) and make a living (1 Thes. 4). I then realized, maybe I should use my creativity to start a business and provide livelihood to other women. That’s how God led me to Mori Notes; hence the name Mori which in Hebrew means “God teaches”. And that’s why we started with journals.
Mori Notes was featured last August 28, 2015 in one of the country's biggest and most read newspapers, the Philippine Star. We are so ecstatic to see that this broadsheet was able to capture the history and the vision of the company. It has also featured some of the current product lines of Mori Notes such as the pursebooks and the dual zip purse.
If you would like to read the online version of the article, please click here.
Happy reading! :)