I LEFT MY 6 FIGURE SILICON VALLEY JOB…
I thought it was the dream. Working in the Bay, living among the forward thinking entrepreneurs that are shaping up what the future looks like. I remember the day I got the news that I got the position and how excited I was. My homegirl, Jenny, knows this as she was with me when I got the news.
But within a month of me taking the position, looking for places in the Bay to move into, I quickly realized, I still had the emptiness I had and the anxiety I had before I took the job. My anxiety had gotten so bad that my health started deteriorating. My health advisors (doctors, naturopaths, etc.) all have told me that I should take some time off to get my health back.
By the way, those that don’t know me, I am Pesco-Vegan, I work out (though not as much as I should to look like an IG model), I meditate everyday, I don’t drink, smoke, or do any drugs. I live a very clean lifestyle. So when I was feeling constantly fatigue, nauseous, and my weight was fluctuating..my health advisors all were concerned. With adrenal problems in the past (“pre-existing” condition), all the advisors were saying I was under too much stress and it has aggravated my condition and is affecting my health.
And then it happened. An opportunity to go full time on my own. Enough savings, family and friends who supported me, and then I got thinking. I felt more alive building a business of my own and sharing my vision and values. The thought of going on my own full time terrified me but working for a place that I felt limited in the work I was doing was even more terrifying.
To me, everything in my life was pointing me in one direction. Quit and pursue this opportunity. So I left tech industry to build SuperSnaps. I still get my passion for tech fix as I consult for start ups but I’m very happy to itch my passion for food.
The biggest lesson I learned from making this decision was this. No one can tell you what your dream is. Everyone is willing to support and help you as you become honest and work to build your dream.
I don’t know if SuperSnaps will be successful. I don’t know if I’ll go back to working for someone. But I do know that if I hadn’t done this, not only will I have lost my health but it would’ve been the biggest regret of my life.
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