I’m starting this blog post with a thank you.
Thank you Yahoo! for the wonderful years. It was a blast. Most of all, I thank Yahoo! for the people I’ve met along the way. (You know who you are!)
Most people are asking me, “Why?” There’s no short answer. But at some point in your life and career, you need to be honest with yourself. And it took me a while to understand this. Three years and 9 months felt like a decade to me. Why? The lessons I’ve learned, the things I experienced, and the people I’ve met (and friends I’ve made) are priceless. As my boss, mentor, friend and brother told me when I started, the only thing he promised me after life in Yahoo! was a good entry in my resume. Well, he was too modest, perhaps. I think the knowledge I’ve gained, and the experience has opened my eyes to more ideas of what else I can do to put a dent in the universe.
So the next question is “Where to?” My response would be depends, but it’s clear that the direction is towards more challenges (sleepless nights included), plus more blood, sweat and tears. All I can say is, I’ve never been so excited again. No matter where you are, so long as you know who you are and what you’ve done, that is that one that matters.
I’ve been nostalgic lately, and for some reason, yesterday, I couldn’t hold a tear (it was rather embarrassing), but yeah, it happened. I’m leaving a team of good people that I saw grow and I’ve grown to love.
In my next entry, I will be telling you all about one of the things that I’ve ticked from my bucket list. So there, in this short entry, this closes one chapter of my life, and am opening another one soon.