The Need For More
If you asked me in 2014 what I would being in five years, I’d only have one answer: I’d be studying for Ph.D. in Economics from one of the world’s best universities, spending most of the day glued behind a computer screen.
Well I expanded since then, and towards the end of my Master’s degree in 2015, I knew that all my academic success at that point was not the answer for me. And although I had thoroughly enjoyed academia, I knew that I hadn’t seen enough; I hadn’t done enough.
During college, I tutored younger students in basic subject matter and during my Masters I started to delegate tutoring work to others, taking a small commission for connecting students with a tutor. I wanted to make this a full-fledged business, but it was simply too big for me to pursue on my own.
And things have a way of falling apart when they’re not actually on your true path. So at the end of my degree, I started to form different ideas about what to do. I was also applying to all the major consultancies and banks for graduate jobs, and even reached the final round of McKinsey in London.
But at that point I started to lose interest, because my heart wasn’t fully into what I was doing. And my outside experience reflected that: for one reason or the other, things just seemed to go wrong even though it seemed perfect. So I dropped all my applications, enjoyed the UK for a bit, and took a one-way ticket to India.