The last year of my life has been quite a ride. I left my wall street job, tried my hand at starting a travel startup, put that on hold. I joined as co-founder of another startup, I got kicked out. I traveled to Italy for almost a month, spent a month with my family in Mexico. Fell in love. Mentored kids who want to be on wall street. Met incredible people with so much passion for what they do.
I am not sure that I had clear goals for the last year, I just wanted to try new things, build new things and learn new things— that I did. What happens next, I am not sure.
But what I do know is that if I had not left, I would still be sitting at my desk wishing I had the courage to go and fail and get back up.
I am up, and ready for more. What more is, I am not sure. But I am so optimistic about the future (do I really have another choice?).
For a while I thought that if I went back to wall street, I would be making a 360. But how can it be a 360, when I have gotten so much more perspective! I did not start and end in the same spot. I am actually excited about the possibility! I count myself lucky for the opportunities that I have been afforded.
Onwards and upwards with no regrets. After all, someone very smart did say:
' Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want'.