If you know me, or follow my articles and musings on social media (Twitter, Instagram) then you know that I’ve had cryptocurrencies on the brain a lot lately. That’s why, when opportunity knocked, in the form of Canada’s leading blockchain company, I decided to answer… with a resounding yes.
It wasn’t an easy decision because it means saying goodbye to my wonderful career in journalism. That’s a big ask, and I only had a few days to make this life-changing decision. So I did a lot of soul-searching. Luckily, I was on vacation at the time. In Cancun, Mexico, to be exact. One thing I found tremendously helpful was learning a new skill… Which came in the form of the flying trapeze.
As its name suggests, it involves doing the closest thing I’ve tried to flying. Sure, you have a harness, a safety net beneath you and steady hands to hold you until you’re ready. But it was a big stretch for me to step off the platform onto… nothing. Nothing at all. It took a leap of faith.
Combine that with my intense fear of heights, and you have a recipe for disaster. Except that it wasn’t. It was uplifting, exciting and empowering. I learned to get out of my head and focus on the task ahead. It forced my body and my brain to get on the same page in a way that regular everyday life doesn’t always require. It gave me clarity, and the courage to say ‘yes’ to another big adventure.
I have no idea what the future holds for me, and for my new company, Decentral. I know that its founder is the man who founded the Ethereum blockchain. I’m really excited about their main product, which is the Jaxx cryptocurrency wallet. As their new Content and Communications Lead, I’m going to help them build something incredible. We’re going to grow a community, share inspiring stories and make some memories along the way. The sky’s the limit.