This past year has been a revelation for me.
My experience this period (which actually started in 2013) in the startup industry is like a condensed learning experience on every level, personal and professional.
I learnt a lot about marketing, customer service, people management, startup investing and much more, that I am grateful for – and at the same time learnt so many things about myself; what I like and what I don’t like, what makes me happy, what I do wrong and need to improve, to the things that I handle pretty well.
I’ve grown and I’ve changed so much. Change is good, but it has to be conscious. Ok, you may not always know where a road might take you and it’s refreshing to risk and explore! But I feel that you need to be aware of your feelings along that road, are you happy? Does this make you a better person? Yeah, tough questions, I know!
A job or a certain way of life in not for everyone, and these days with all the online exposure of our lives people tend to label everything “succesful” or “failure”.
I like thinking that it’s a matter of choice. You choose and you try.
You don’t, cause they are different.
What makes them so “succesful” (since this is what everyone is talking about, success) is that each one of them did what he truly loved.
It’s about feeling succesful, it’s about staying true to yourself.
The road is still going to be bumpy, but it’s sure going to be a hell of a ride 😀
P.S. I started writing about the reasons why I quit my online life for so long, but hey, you know how you start writing a certain post & end up talking about a totally different subject? Pens do have a mind of their own!