Hello, happy Sunday, and welcome to my weekend musings. We are back after a very productive week in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. This was a Fashion Metric week and today has also become a Fashion Metric day as we’re too excited to do anything else. This is what happens when you are doing something that you really love, it’s hard to stop, especially when you’re in a groove – know what I mean?
I got a bit nostalgic this week after stopping by the house I grew up in which you can see above. This home has been converted into a duplex and we lived in the top portion. Going by the house brought back some very happy memories from childhood and also caused me to reflect about more about my life today.
Life moves fast. There’s no denying it, and sometimes you need to take a step back, smell the roses, and just appreciate where you are. I can still remember being three years old, the biggest worry was getting a new toy or a weekend trip to the park. Jungle gyms were the adventure of a lifetime, monkey bars – my next challenge.
Now my life is now centered on our startup and the entire world and ecosystem around it. It’s exciting, every day is different, new challenges, some even harder than monkey bars, but still the same energy and excitement that I felt as a kid, I still get that inspired rush. Looking back at my time in my last job I now see that much of that inspired rush had gone away, things had become normal.
Now I’m not saying I wasn’t satisfied in my last job, but I am saying that visiting my old house and reflecting on where my life is now I realize just how inspired you can be when you are in control, and the world really is your oyster. Maybe you work for a living and spend nights and weekends doing what you love, maybe you just spend one day a week doing what you love, the point is, what if you could just do what you wanted to do?
I always thought that made sense but I kept pushing what I really loved doing into my nights and weekends. When you are three years old, every day is what you make of it, you have no obligations, your job is just to be a kid. Now I feel in some ways like I have come full circle.
My everyday life now consists of getting up in the morning and doing what I want to do, and I am incredibly lucky to be doing this alongside Daina, the love of my life. Together we get to be creative, think outside of the box, and do things our way. Doing this every single day as the main part of our day has brought back that magical feeling, that feeling I had in the house you see above.
Maybe I’m just a big kid, maybe I’m dreaming, or maybe it’s a bit of both. One thing I know for sure is that we are finally doing what we love, even if it took thirty years to really figure out what that was.