After leaving India and spending an insanely awesome month decompressing on the beaches of Thailand, I’m officially back in New York. The first thing I noticed is that in the two years I was gone, things didn’t really change that much. My family and friends are all still goin’ strong, the same guys are still playin’ ball in the park and the old bars and restaurants I liked are all still crazy expensive. Everyone keeps asking me how India was (“incredible”) and what it’s like being back (“exciting”). Going abroad was one of the better decisions I’ve ever made and now I’ve got a lot of awesome stories to tell at parties (Have I told you about that time I met the Dalai Lama?)
Inevitably people ask me what I’m gonna’ do with my life. I tell the truth, that I’m going to be a scuba diving instructor in Thailand, but until that happens I’m co-founding a web start-up. At first I wasn’t sure if we were “ready” to start a company, but it looks like there’s only one way to find out. We’ve got a concept that everyone seems to love (no it’s not one of these) and a very talented two and a half person team. I’m spending a few hours each day trying to hack together a Rails prototype and the rest of my time meeting with really amazing people to review our mock-ups and product strategy. Although I have a lot of questions and have no idea where this is going to end up, working for myself is awesome. I wake up everyday with new ideas and a hunger for work (and bagels).
Although my blog will be a lot less Indiany, I’ll try to keep writing about what it’s like starting a company and finally being an adult… as soon as I find a place to live and move off my brother’s couch.
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