On June 1, 2024, I left my job in quant finance to go all-in doing what I love.

I've got 90 days to make it happen.

The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

On June 1, 2024, I quit what many may consider a prestigious job in quant finance to pursue my dreams. In many respects, it was the best job I could have asked for: excellent pay, challenging work, driven teammates, and skyscraper office in New York City. But something inside me still felt it wasn't what I was meant to be doing. For these next 90 days, I'll be documenting what it's like to dive into a career I'm wholly unprepared for.

I have never:
  • founded a company
  • sold a product online
  • fully embraced my creative side
  • lived an unstructured life

In spite of those things, I'm deciding to go down this path to see what it's really like to, as many like to say, “do the thing.” If you'd like to follow this journey with daily updates, consider subscribing.

Daily Log

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In the face of uncertainty

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In the face of uncertainty

Day one!

Virality is a drug

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Virality is a drug

It's real now

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It's real now

Time is the only asset

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Time is the only asset

The pressure to succeed

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The pressure to succeed

Pursuit of perfection

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Pursuit of perfection

Snakes and ladders

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Snakes and ladders

"Zero days"

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"Zero days"

Unproven career paths

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Unproven career paths

Slowing down and stepping back

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Slowing down and stepping back

A game of numbers

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A game of numbers

Zooming in

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Zooming in

Live fast, remember slow

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Live fast, remember slow

Blank page

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Blank page

Reality check

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Reality check

Finding the compass

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Finding the compass

On sharing your goals

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On sharing your goals

Analysis paralysis

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Analysis paralysis

Intentionality

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Intentionality

You can't rush inspiration

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You can't rush inspiration

Reminders to myself

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Reminders to myself

Side quests

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Side quests

Learning to commit

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Learning to commit

An exercise on committing

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An exercise on committing

Don't knock it till you try

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Don't knock it till you try

Tinkering with sound

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Tinkering with sound

Why write?

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Why write?

More unknowns

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More unknowns

A few highlights

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A few highlights

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