I Started Life From Scratch 7 Years Ago Today

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In the beginning

It was when I first got down to business, that I understood a bit of easy ancient wisdom: your loudest “happy-hour” cheerleaders turn their backs fastest when you need a bit of friendly help.

2 years later

Never ask ‘well-wishers’ for advice

“Don’t be afraid that you don’t have a car, or a job, or even a house out there yet. You will have all that. I don’t doubt it for a moment.”


Here I am

All because I once decided to give another chance to the other side of the coin. The decision both terrified and intrigued me, just as any new decision does today. I think I’ll always be that way — bold and cautious. But the perspective I gained and continue to gain every day, I wouldn’t trade for anything on either side of our shared world.

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Gelana

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Gelana

Bilingual pianist and IT journalist on life lessons, modern philosophy, arts& culture.

The Post-Grad Survival Guide

We're confused twenty-somethings, but we know the 9–5 isn't for us. Tips on blogging, freelancing, and building your side hustle. A good bit of life lessons and travel tips thrown in, too. Living life on our own terms.