My First Medium Post — “It’s all good”

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The view from the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. It was during this hike that I decided to leave my former job and career. It’s also a fitting image of what my current life feels like in more ways than one.

Hi, I’m Tek. 31.9 year old Korean/American. Former Finance guy, now in Tech (followed my name) and wanna-be VC. Love good wine, cars, sports and travel…and am a suffering New York Knicks season ticket holder.

I once thought I had it all figured out. I was supposed to go to a top boarding school (I did), I was supposed to go to a top college (I did), I was supposed to go to a top Investment Bank (I did), and I was supposed to make lots of money (I did okay for my age) and be happy (doing my best, but still figuring this part out). I always knew what my next steps and goals would be.

But somewhere along the road, there were some unexpected turns. The Global Financial Crisis hit and the landscape of Wall Street changed. Technology advanced, regulations changed, and my job in Equity Sales wasn’t turning out to be what I had signed up for. I took myself too seriously and sacrificed lots of time in my twenties that could’ve been spent with my friends, and now I sometimes feel left out when they tell stories from the past. I had a marriage that failed so quickly that Kim Kardashian had nothing on me (at least her first attempt), which led to lots of drinking and more drinking.

But it’s all good. It’s all of this that led me to the next part of my journey. It’s what led me to leave my well-paying job/career that I worked so hard on. It’s what lef me to start all over again.

It’s all good. I’m alive and kicking. I’m healthy. I have lots of people that I care about, and in return who also care about me. I have young Yorkie that always puts a smile on my face (and is licking my toes as I currently try to type).

But life is different. For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m not sure what the right gameplan is. I’m not sure what the right next step is. I tell myself that it will all be alright and there is light at the end of the tunnel. I tell myself it will all be worth it. My friends say I should be excited and they envy me. I smile, and I’m also excited…but frankly it’s also terrifying and quite stressful at times (actually often).

But at the end of the day, something feels right. I don’t know what the next step is, but I think this is going somewhere. And frankly, I’m not sure there is any turning back anymore…so let’s go!

This is my first post on Medium. And honestly, it’s turned into a lot of rambling. But that’s okay. I was never Hemingway or Shakespeare. If anything, my writing was influenced more by Rick Reilly (the former SI sports writer). And again, this is still my first post.

Going forward, I’m not sure what I’ll write about. But I’ll do my best to write. I want this to be a place to put down my thoughts for once (I’ve always been more of talker). And although I’m not a good writer, hopefully my stuff can help a person or two along the way.

So similar to where my life currently is (uncertain future), I also start my writing on Medium with an uncertain future.

But again, it’s all good.

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