Recently I’ve been reading a lot on early career decision making by people I admire, see links in my newsletter.
While reading Paul Graham’s essay, in particular, I realized the source of a lot of my angst over the past few months. I’ll get back to this later.
First, a quick recap for those who aren’t that close to me. At the end of last spring, I was in a committed relationship with someone I cared deeply about, I was working close to full-time at a well-regarded startup in NYC, and I had an internship offer to work in a supply chain operations role at Amazon for the summer.
As 2018 comes to an end, I’m at one of the lowest points in my life.
Yeah, I said it. Life’s not perfect and not everything is up and to the right.
Despite that, I’d still like to take a moment to recognize I’m incredibly lucky, fortunate, and grateful for the experiences I’ve had and for the relationships I’ve fostered.
Amongst many people, the following have immensely influenced me: NS, Abhishek Pratapa, Ian Neal, Bradley Mitchell, Chris Sha, Robert Neal, Steven Lu, Rustin Chamberlain, Richard Kim, Chad Oda, Hena Patel, Travis Spaulding, and the RES Family.
Where does impatience come from?
na·ive·té – (n) lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.
When I’m impatient I feel like I should have something I don’t have right now. It can be a materialistic good, a job, or a physical attribute. It can also be internal attributes like peace of mind, charisma, or humor.
Thinking for yourself is unintuitive.
On February 6th, 2018 I tweeted:
Ever since making the change from pre-med to business I’ve been on a non-linear growth trajectory.
What do you think about when you’re alone?
Are your thoughts positive? Negative? Do you get bored?
Something I’ve been thinking a lot about recently is what happens when you have the freedom to do the things you want to do when you want to do them.
Inspired by Jordan Gonen’s daily blog since 2016, I decided to start my own.