🧳 Dealing with change and why I disappeared for 2 months
If you’ve been following me for a while, you would have noticed that I kind of disappeared from my YouTube channel and this newsletter for the last two months.
In this email, I give an update on what I’ve been up to since the last time we talked.
I had my thesis defense on the 31st of May, and since then I’ve been free of all of my academic obligations. After three years, I’ve finished HEC!
I kicked off my post-HEC life with a trip to Corsica
End of Studies Internship
In July, I started an end-of-studies internship at L'Oréal Paris – which didn’t turn out to be exactly what I wanted.
However, after one month of working at L'Oréal, I came across an opportunity at an early-stage tech startup in Paris, and I got talking to the CEO and…
…I got offered a job as a Growth Manager at Ubu, a social CRM platform that helps D2C brands build and grow their community. 🚀
I’ve been working there since the 13th of September, and it’s been a wild ride – there’s something new to learn every single week.
It’s the most responsibility I’ve ever gotten, and I have a lot of potential to learn and grow into the role, along with the company.
If you’re connected with me on Instagram and LinkedIn, you might have noticed that I started a new podcast about Marketing & Entrepreneurship with two of my good friends.
It’s called Speak Up! and we’ve published 4 episodes so far – one every two weeks. Through the podcast, I’ve had the opportunity to interact with many inspiring individuals, and it’s something I continue to do every week.
New Mode of Transport
A month ago, I decided to get myself a monthly pass for Lime Scooters (and a helmet). I’ve been scooting around Paris as well as to and from the WeWork that I work at. So much fun!
Yeah, I'm one of those people now.
Dealing with change, and my break
Change is hard. Just like going from middle school to high school to college, and then across oceans to a new country to do a master’s – this is a transition period in my life.
A transition from being a student, which has been my identity my entire life, to a full-time working professional.
And transitions can be much harder than we realize – because it’s not individual specific day-to-day things that are hard, it’s the sum of all the little things we have to deal with – new routines, new people, new responsibilities, new grocery store, new money, new decisions and new risks – which can make things quite exhausting.
For this reason, even though I initially felt a bit bad to break my consistency, I had decided to take an unannounced break from content creation – to allow myself to devote all of my time and energy to ensuring a smooth transition.
A new chapter
I now want to start the next season of my YouTube vlog and email newsletter – and this email officially kicks that off.
Here’s to a new chapter 🥂
— for reading this far. For supporting me. For being patient. For hitting the “reply” button and starting a conversation 😄