I turned thirty this year, and weirdly I’m not that terrified about the prospect of leaving this coming-of-age — as they say — decade. Hindsight is 20/20. I did a lot in my twenties, definitely made mistakes, but learned a lot about me — my passions, my values, and my weaknesses. I entered the decade as a junior at university (I studied mechanical engineering and finance), and ended the decade living in New York City having worked for several startups. In between, I did random things like launch a fashion brand, or travel to cities across three continents (Europe, Asia, and North America). Though, looking back, it’s the lifelong friends I made during each year of my twenties that I look forward to carrying with me into the next decade.

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