Rarely in life do you foolishly dare to be entirely yourself, and somehow find your tribe. From chilling on a patio with the best team on Happiness, to partying a little too hard with the help of delicious homemade sangria, to rocking out on stage with some of the most talented people on the planet (I’m convinced), this was an epic GM.
“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coehlo
One year ago today, I received the email that irrevocably changed the course of my life:
“Hi Sarah, I work on the hiring team at Automattic, and would like to chat about your recent Happiness Engineer application.”
This was the moment I stopped wistfully making other plans, and began living, truly living, my life by my rules.
One year later, I find my heart overflowing with joy at the irreplaceable friendships I’ve forged since that afternoon and the myriad adventures I’ve embarked upon.
Piece by piece, I am reclaiming myself.
Here’s to making beautiful messes, taking risks, and charging boldly ahead.
“If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle–don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled.”
The chances we don’t take are the ones that haunt us at night; the risks we do bravely pursue keep us satisfied company in the dark hours of the morning, even when we fall flat on our faces.
Tomorrow begins day 366. Carpe diem.
My life. My path. My rules.
Here’s to year two.
Lessons learned from Automattic/working from home: If you didn’t take care of yourself before, you’re probably not going to start when you find yourself with more time. Remember to practice.