Today is my last day at Mule Design. Crazy, right? Most designers would kill for this job. It comes with dream projects, great clients, and some of the smartest people in the industry. I wasn’t here for long—only a year, but I’ve learned more in that time than I have doing anything else.
Working at Mule was the best place I’ve ever worked (really). Everyone is amazing. Everyday we work together to solve problems, get things done the right way, and don’t give up until we do. My design director Mike is a great mentor that I wish I knew a long time ago. You should hear what he says about running a design business,
because he’s damn good at it.
Why am I leaving Mule? To be honest, I don’t have a good answer. It’s more of a gut feeling. Unlike most people, I start to feel uneasy when I get start to feel comfortable somewhere, which to me, is a good indication that I should try something new that terrifies me. Don’t ask me why. It’s just how I tick.
People ask me all the time what my plan is. I’m proud to say that for the first time in my life, I don’t have one, but I
know things are going to turn out great. I’ve learned that the big successes in my life were from listening to no one else but myself. These were the decisions that were rebellious, difficult, and risky. These were the moments where I’d quietly listen to what people want me to do, and choose to go the other way. It’s makes me trust my gut more often, because somehow I know what I’m doing is right.
So here it goes.
I sold my car, quit my job, and moved to the other side of the bay. I’m closing one chapter of my life, and opening up another full of uncertainty. I have no idea how it’s going to turn out, but I know that my deep desire to solve problems and help people will lead me the right way. I’ll always stay curious, find meaning in what I do, and hopefully, leave my mark in the world.
I’m a little terrified, but it feels right. This time, my life is up to me.