||[Jan. 23rd, 2015|10:57 pm]
|||||RAM - Under the Scythe||]|
Through many moons could I spend debating with myself the myriad of other scenarios I could be in after secondary education. The one I'm in now (after adjusting regional job prospects upon graduation and willingness to put in effort to leave the state [hint: low at the time, but not now]), and the direction it's taken has, for dearth of better descriptors, proved better than expected. I'm getting rewarded for, well, *being myself* in a startup environment. My verve for and, well, general noisiness into all parts of the business have paid off. My feelings on it? To reference a quote from our former CTO, "We're in a pie eating contest where the prize is more pie."
Can I now go and say out to the masses all one needs is hard work and dedication and success will follow? No. Yet for me, it appears to have. But I realize I drunkenly stumbled onto the Hold'em table where I got dealt one of the best hands of the night. One could say I won the first few pots upon arrival. But I now realize I have no one behind me as a safety net (family or otherwise). It's largely up to me now how I want to leave the table.