Another world is inevitable. The future is unwritten. Good luck to you. — Bruce Sterling.
In between a successful Twestival, an impending Master Thesis and working at 1508, I feel I have had little time to think deeply about and really grasp what is currently happening around me. Several occasions recently have felt like one big dejá vù where I can’t keep up with myself in the real world. Therefore a bit of writing about it as a way for me to understand it better.
It’s a peculiar situation being so close to finishing my education and trying to figure out how the future is shaping itself. I do what I can to look for opportunities that can push me forward, and recently one of those turned up again.
At the end of January, my friend Morten sent me an email with the simple text “FYI” attached to a job ad for interns at Google in Zürich. I sent my application and CV but didn’t expect much. Then I got to do an interview (which I thought went really well) and another one (which I didn’t think went that well) but combined they might have made somewhat of an impression because I actually got the internship!
This means that I’ll be working for Google in Zürich for four months, starting July 4.
I’m incredibly honored to get that opportunity and scared shitless about the whole situation but I can’t not grasp an opportunity like that when it presents itself. This should in no way imply that I don’t like my current job at 1508—on the contrary, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about why I’d want to leave the best job I’ve ever had. It comes down to the fact that it was just impossible for me to turn down working in the craziest office in the world at a company that means so much to me in my daily life.
I still find myself in the midst of a quite tumultuous period that started in August last year, and it’s been a crazy ride trying to figure out what I want from myself. A recent observation made me even more certain that something needs to happen, and I should pull myself away from the familiar situations of Copenhagen for a bit and try something new.
So, now the only thing that stands between me and the future is a 120 page thesis that unfortunately doesn’t write itself.