A Houstonian by birth, I figure I am the epitome of a traitor in the eyes of most Texans. A once lost soul who fled east to New York to seek the bright lights and work for the FBI for a few years. Just when I thought I found a home, routine set in and the travel bug infected me…I fled once again.
2012 to 2014
This time the destination was Paris, France, where I spent two years earning a master’s degree at a prestigious French institution known for crushing the fine line between social classes. Essentially, opening the doors to students from the banlieue, or the equivalent of the suburbs in the United States, a first in elite French society.
As I grew accustomed to French life, I explored different horizons both mentally and physically, traveling to over 25 countries in two years. I practiced what I like to think were intellectual endeavors, most at the mercy of intimate Parisian cafes accompanied by a powerful espressos, even better company, and an ambiance that fostered boundless creativity.
One year later at the ripe age of 26, I found myself continuing mixing business with travel working for one of Southeast Asia’s top startups and VC firms. Another region, another experience. Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Macau.
This has been the year of really figuring out what to do next. I traveled to Argentina and finally processed my dual-citizenship! I also traveled to Europe three times and continued to work in marketing and startups on a freelance basis. Besides that, I finished writing a TV pilot and played a lot of poker. The conclusion?