This Sunday morning, as we were sipping our morning chai at our new home, Yogini and I realized our life has changed so much in the last year and what a beautiful journey it has been so far. We started Peerlist "just as a side project," how far we have come along and how fortunate we are.
If we go back in time and you had asked whether Peerlist would ever be a startup, and we will work full-time for it? The answer would have been, "hahaha, what are you smoking?"
As a designer + developer couple, we always dreamt of building something together. All the critical skill sets are in-house, and living with the cofounder 24x7 has its perks :) But so many things were happening in our personal lives, and we used them as an excuse to hold us back.
Then came the pandemic (sigh). Like almost everyone, we were confident that the situation would be back to normal soon, and we all would return to our pre-pandemic life. But we all know what happened. Like everybody, we also spent our first lockdown following social trends and challenges. Remember dalgona coffee? (It's an open secret that I am better at it, but Yogini agrees to disagree 🙄).
The second wave hit harder than the first one! Like most of us, now we thought this might be the new normal. We, too, started thinking about our life decisions and began taking things seriously, personally and career-wise. We realized that this precious time should not be wasted following online trends and challenges. Many of us started doing what we always wanted to do, from pursuing an old hobby, learning new things, writing, etc.