So rather or not you thought my life sucked, or you thought it was awesome, or it was somewhere in between, something was at least off for me. I think part of it was that I was about to turn 30 years old and I felt like I was losing myself in corporate America after being in it for almost 7 years.
I was doing well in my career but ultimately I wasn’t happy and really where I wanted to be. But on the flip side, I really liked the people I was working with. My co-worker and clients actually became my legit friends.
Although we worked hard, and we did work hard, we played hard and we were really like a family. I don’t know how many times they helped me plan a surprise or select a gift for Najah (that would be my girlfriend). Or when it was just after 6 p.m. and things started quieting down, it would turn into a Karaoke session. When my birthday came around they got me a special cake (I required a lot out of the team so when I didn’t get what I expecting they would call me princess…lol)
When you reach a milestone and you decide to pop champagne in the parking lot or you have a van full of consultants that are taking calls on the way up to a vineyard to get lit
or you make unsanctioned trip to Tijuana, you know you have something special. I went through roladex of pics and even found a pic of me wearing my “princess” crown.
Some of my fondest memories have been with working with people on this project. Tear, tear. So if you can’t tell I was hella confused. However, I still had a choice to make. Continue with my routine or take on a reckless but potentially very uplifting opportunity of a gap-year.