Work was never meant to be a singular goal to pursue. I have been fortunate to hear my calling in my work by listening for the quiet whispers from my heart. Twitter was a pivotal part of that journey, which has immersed me in how technology has enabled and redefined how we live, work, and play.
To part Twitter, after close to 2 years of being a part of the flock, is both a sombre and exciting moment of transition in the work I have chosen.
This was the first photo I took at my orientation at Twitter HQ when I first joined the flock. Today, looking at that photo brings back a deluge of memories - of people, experiences, lessons, and progress.
But every new beginning is some other beginning's end - and this time, I will not save anything for the flight back.
One month ago, I embarked on a new journey as the Vice President of Southeast Asia for Brandwatch, with a mandate to open our new office based in Singapore and grow a new team here. (Brandwatch, Campaign Asia-Pacific, South China Morning Post, Marketing Interactive).
This new beginning has filled me with a new fire. I'm excited, I'm cautious, but I'm not afraid - because failure can always be an option, but fear is not, and no important endeavour that required innovation was done without risk.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first month at Brandwatch, which had been a whirlwind of activity and learning. It has been fantastic to work alongside the different teams in Brighton, London and New York, to understand our product, and get excited about our roadmap.
Special thanks to my manager, Bryan, and the rest of the management team Giles, Azeem, Will, and Seb for their support and the opportunity to grow the business at a very exciting juncture of our company's development. To say that I am thrilled is an understatement. If you are interested in checking out some of our excellent content, case studies and thought leadership, click here.
Plus, I had an epic first day at work watching my new team winning at The Europas! (The Europas are the premier awards for Europe’s hottest tech startups, and is founded by Mike Butcher, Editor at Large at Techcrunch. Thanks for the invite Mike!)
P.S. I was really excited to get my new name cards. Well, name cards are like a badge of honour in Asia, but these cards are drop dead gorgeous. Probably the most substantial cards I have ever carried - thank you Moo Cards! If you are wondering about the different colours - each employee gets a special name/colour. Mine, tellingly enough, is #WineRed.
Check out the full list of folks on our site now. I am currently the number one employee in Singapore. Hopefully it would not be a #ForeverAlone situation for much longer.
Want to join us on this journey? Reach out at @BrandwatchJobs. We're over 300 people spread out across New York, Brighton, London, Berlin, Stuttgart, and now Singapore!