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.
I’ll be honest, I feared to write and share my thoughts publicly.
When you’re expressing your unfiltered experiences to the world who has expectations of how you should live your life you encounter fear.