Birthday Reflections

Today is my birthday. It was my birthday exactly a year ago too. I don’t remember much about it, except James and I definitely took a night off from working on Beyond (our startup), snapped open some beers (finally legal!), and played Borderlands late into the night.

It’s almost unnerving how much has changed in a year. Last November, I was hustling away in Vancouver, building Beyond, always stressing over it. Is our technology good enough? Can I get it there? Of everything, I most vividly remember biking home at two in the morning, from the Hootsuite office to downtown Vancouver apartment - a half-hour freezing ride along the eerie shores of False Creek, the rare lamp-post giving vision and promising warmth ahead. Now, I’m back in good ol’ Waterloo, cozily indoors, counting down the days until finals, the weeks until I can enjoy the lazy Californian sunlight without a care in the world.

I’ve been incredibly fortunate in the past year. A life-changing experience in building a startup with my best friend. Happily going to school with amazing friends and classmates. Interning at one of my dream companies, and soon working at another one. Some valuable lessons I’ve realized this year, from …






Goals for this year

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