You know, this page is hard to write. I have had about fifteen drafts and I still think there is more to write.
It once had “five random facts about me”, then “Ten things you don’t know about me”, and an assortment of other bits.
But I started this space for a reason, so I might as well write some backstory here.
In early 2017 I’d put in my resignation in a job I had for 4 years, and I was about to set adrift into the nothingness for a 3 month sabbatical. This poorly planned sabbatical, while filled with R&R of the best kind (travel), it didn’t quite feed my soul as much as I thought it would.
Turns out, I craved work. A job was a poor substitute for purpose.
I quickly joined another company for a great pay check and just as quickly turned in my resignation when I realised it was a soul-sucking endeavour. That was the one time I accepted a job for money and stability and will never do it again.
This space was born immediately after that. The blog started out as a travel page with one mission - to help others pursue a full, satisfying travel life without thinking of it as an escape, as most people commonly do. Turns out, I actually preferred travelling itself to the business of writing a travel blog. The lessons were there though - thinking of travel as an escape only made you devalue your daily life, and sometimes, put too unrealistic an expectation on travelling.
Shortly after, an opportunity with Uber came about. This was a role I was wildly excited about but long story short, 8 months later, Uber sold its South-East Asian operations, sold me and a few thousand of its employees, and I found myself adrift again.
Like a prodigal writer, I came back to this space. In the downtime since Uber, I founded my own lifestyle online shop, partnering artisans around the world who create beautiful, meaningful homewares.
My journey has been coming to terms that there is no such thing as the right job at the right time for anyone - it is what you make of it. You are as successful as you feel and what you do at any moment, not what you think you are not and strive to be.
So here we are.