For years I’ve been trying to find my thing, my niche, my goal in life, the something I was really good at and enjoyed doing all day long. And a couple of years ago I finally found it in the form of web and graphical design. It started out as a hobby, making small websites here and there, and making graphical designs for posters and flyers for events around the city. Slowly I learned more, read more, and developed more… And then I started in my first job.
My first job, working as a researcher in micro-electronical engineering, was ok, but it wasn’t really what I wanted to be doing. I met some great people and learned a lot of interesting stuff. But I missed something…
The best part is, it made me realize I loved building software. Solving a difficult problem with a well-thought-through software algorithm could make my day at that time. And that’s how I end up in my next adventure, working for an IT-consulting giant.
That job though unfortunately, great as it was, was fraught with problems. I had the opportunity to meet and work with some brilliant people and got some of the best trainings, but the job itself wasn’t “it”. I was working long long hours day in day out, but at the end of the day, too often I found myself really searching for the usefulness and value of what I was doing, besides making my company a massive amount of money… Combine this with a complete lack of creativity and recognition and you can start to understand how my heart started screaming to do something else.
Over the past few years I’ve slowly been working on the dream of starting something of my own: learning all about web technologies, reading about entrepreneurship, being inspired by the great startups of the world.
The web is a tremendous place of opportunity and it will continue to be for at least some decades. Now seems as good-a-time as any to give my own company the full attention and to really try and achieve my goal of being self employed and successful.
So I’m taking the plunge! Maybe with not nearly enough planning, maybe not realizing what I’m getting into, but.. I’m diving head first into self employment.
I may have trouble and I may find it difficult from time to times, but I’ll be damned if I’m not going to fight to make it work every step of the way.
And so here begins my journey, my next adventure. And the full account of all events shall follow on this blog: to be continued!