It’s been almost 2 years to the day since
I left college to work for Renoun.
I was coming off 2.5 years studying aeronautical engineering and a nice 9 month stink working for General Electric. Things where looking good. Opportunities for employment when I finished studies where there and within easy reach. Probably with a cushy salary to boot.
But the life I was preparing myself for just didn’t feel right. I have a list of things that are important to me, a list of values per say, which I use to guide my life. And what I was doing I felt was pulling in the wrong direction, something just wasn’t right.
Looking back on it now, this is how I felt. It now seems a simple life choice I made, like whether or not to eat a PB&J or a Nutella sandwich (actually a very difficult decision, even to this day).
In the moment, however, it was a complete mess, a disaster. Some would say that I was young and I had time to make mistakes. But, I would say that my goals where ridiculous enough that there was no room for error. This decision had to be the right one.
With too many “what-ifs” to name, I decided to leave and work full-time for Renoun, which was still just an idea at the time.
The one thing I did know was this: I would always wonder what would have happened had I not made the decision. That was the single thing I did understand. There was no way I was going to be an 80-year-old and look back and wish I had the drive challenge the normal. I couldn’t live with that knowledge.
So I left. I dropped out. And now I’m dropping into an incredible journey to bring something new to the market.
What would you do if you where 80?