It’s a nice Monday morning and I’m all charged to code up our startup dreams. I’m surprised that we have an unusual meeting with the founder in the morning, hop into the Gmeet room and the mood is not good. The founder starts telling how much he has thought about this and how painful it is for him and I can’t even believe this is happening. It was like a scene from a gloomy movie
In short, the startup was shutting down and I was out of a job. I let my parents down and this has left me thinking about all my life choices. I’m back to square one, applying to jobs and getting rejected or not hearing from them at all. Seeing everyone doing well in jobs they love and wondering if I would even get one. Going through job posting after job posting with requirements I’m sure I haven’t even heard of. This is going to be depressing.
Then it struck, this is not the worst thing that could have happened, I have a small savings pool and a really slow burn rate. This is my chance to start over again and maybe, with enough luck and willpower, I can even transform this thing into the best thing that happened. So pick myself up, and started putting together a plan to use open-source to find my next job.