I woke up as usual today at 5AM, opened the screened door to the balcony and stepped out into a dawn that was just breaking. Summer is truly here and birds were already up, chattering away. Making coffee, I realised that I was happy and content for the first time in a long while.
Over the last few months, I’ve worked hard to change the trajectory of my work related life dramatically. While I was never out of a job during the pandemic, all the things I wanted to do never materialised because the world had other priorities. A lot of what I do is experimental and therefore needs a fair bit of validation from peers, investors and the like. When that rug is pulled from underneath you, your belief in yourself also erodes. I’ve always struggled with that — that I am good enough and that I belong.
Now, it feels like it is all coming together slowly. Whether that is because I’ve grown so much in the last two years or I’ve been lucky enough to get an opportunity like this, I don’t know.
Starting in a couple of weeks, I’ll start working on a unique opportunity that’s at the cutting edge of research, economic enablement and delivery scale. And I’ll have a 20-member team to take along for the ride. I cannot wait.