I still cannot wrap my head around the fact that first semester has ended.
I have learned so much these past four months – not just in school, but also by living on my own and getting more involved in the London community. I’ve learned to manage my time better, make wiser decisions, and to be more open to others.
I recently started an internship with Startup London, an organization that fosters entrepreneurship in the city by providing people with news, events, resources, and a place to connect. My role as a reporter is to interview new entrepreneurs in the city about their business, the city’s startup scene, their struggles, and their goals for the future. So far, I’ve met nine entrepreneurs, and I can honestly say that every single one of them has taught me something different.
A characteristic that all these entrepreneurs share, however, is the fact that they are all fueled and driven by their passions.
They enjoy going to work so much, because they love what they are doing.
This made me realize that at the end of the day, all that matters is whether you are happy with what you are doing in your life. What good would it be if you earned a great sum of money but was unsatisfied with your work?
Within the first five minutes of chatting with the founders of these new businesses, it was clear the passion they showed for their work. The startup scene in London has definitely opened my eyes to new opportunities and the possibility of numerous other career options for the future.
But of course, that is still a long way from now.
For now, I am just looking forward to second semester – and although it will probably pass just as fast as the first one, it’s going to be good, I can feel it.
- Oldest person in UK dies aged 113 (bbc.co.uk)