I spent several years in Investment Banking, the work was interesting, money was good but ultimately left after 8 years and never looked back. Why did I leave? I honestly did not like the person I was turning into.
I was raised to believe that anything is possible, the sky is the limit. My parents always believed that I could achieve whatever I wanted provided I set my mind to it.
This type of encouragement was great as a kid – parents having so much faith in their child. Although sometimes they could not understand why I did not get straight “As” in school (I was a late bloomer!). I found that with this upbringing I set the bar high as I believed it was achievable with hard work and a bit of luck.
Everybody has a dream or goal, but for most these remain just that – dreams or goals. If you don’t take any action or risk, how do you expect to fulfill these dreams?
I was having lunch with a friend of mine, Victoria, who is in her mid twenties and it is amazing that during our conversations that you could never tell that there is a 15 year age difference between us. Is she mature for her age – not at all! For some reason I am always a source of entertainment for her as she can’t stop laughing at my antics! I think she laughs more than anybody else I know, which is one of her great qualities!
I told her that I have always acted younger than my age, maybe it is partly due to the fact that I actually look like I am in my late twenties, but really I am just a big kid. I like to see life the way it should seen – there to experience, enjoy, learn, grow, and most importantly have fun while living it!