Why I Do What I Do at Easiway
I usually always know what I want to eat for lunch, watch at two in the morning, sing with my blue ukulele and do to be content.
But there was a period in my life when I wasn’t in the position of power because I’ve decided to not pursue what I wanted to do all my life. (I can go on and on about this but that’s for another story.) Anyways,
some things just don’t work out and that’s okay.
This isn’t a sad story because my vulnerability let new opportunities in and they are turning out to be wonderful.
One of them is this company that I wake up every weekdays to get to after my essential duty of drinking two-shot coffee.
It was Halloween night in 2014 when I first met the team. We had sushi with candies that I had brought in this then-empty office.
The Easi6 team was small at the time, yet young, vibrant, intelligent and positive. It was like looking at a box of chocolate ready to surprise me.
Joining the team seemed really exciting, but it was one of the hardest decisions in my life. This was mostly because I am an introvert. I wasn’t really a screw-it-let’s-just-do-it kind of person and I thought that was the type of person I had to be.
Still, I took a leap of faith.
What really hit me was my now-boss’s vision in why he is working to make Easiway a success. His long-term plan is to build a social enterprise to help children down the road.
Maybe it was fate, but I, too, want to spend my final hours helping others. I am blessed with so much love and my time is coming when I have to pay it forward. Hopefully, he will let me take part in it. *smiley face*
Startup or not, what also mattered to me was that I believed in this transportation business. I want to help people get home in time for dinner to their loving families as soon as possible. This is something worth doing.
The final nudge was inflicted by my mother. I guess she sensed that I wanted to work here, but was scared to call the shots. She said,
“Don’t be afraid to fail. A life of worries isn’t yours.”
Mothers. They always know the perfect things to say. She was right. I should live a little.
And now, here I am sitting at my green desk with Chase, my boss’s Golden Retriever and my partner in crime, sniffing my toes.