19 months I spent putting my ideas out there as an entrepreneur — getting traction, losing traction, pivoting, grinding, failing, feeling like a nobody...
On top of burning myself out to a crisp, the idea of returning to the corporate world with my tail between my legs just pissed me off.
Why did getting a job after all this feel like admitting defeat?! 😟
And then everything snapped into place. Thanks to one opportunity.
I got approached by a hiring manager at a company that was my client in 2018 when I’d worked as a product manager at a Fintech company.
They'd heard good things about working with me and wanted to see if I was open to going back to full-time work.
Five minutes into our initial phone call, I knew it was exactly what I needed. So I interviewed for the job and got it.
I then left for my 3-week vacation to visit family in Croatia and Tunisia in late September, truly excited to have a job waiting for me when I got back.