In March of 2018 I decided that the upcoming accelerator would be my last. It had been 7 years and NewME had already become, and made far more impact, than I had ever imagined. It started out as a project that took on a life of it’s own that I had to develop into a self-sustaining business. I learned a lot of life lessons but most importantly I learned a lot of business lessons from that process. I’m proud of the path we paved but, in 2018, looking at the landscape of activity around black tech the work seemed duplicative.
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When I got the all clear from my Oncologist in the Fall of 2016 that I was cancer-free I had to regroup. I had so many questions after facing what can be a terminal disease for so many. What did I want to do with my life? What was my real purpose? And, most importantly - a question that we all overlook and take for granted: How was I going to spend the time that I had left? I’ll admit, even though I had accomplished so much up to that point it felt like I was starting over. Through my cancer experience I had gained so much perspective on life, new hobbies, and new ways of living like veganism. Having a successful life no longer meant just doing well in business. I wanted to be deliberate and mindful about building a new life, post cancer… a new me if you will. If you follow me on social media…..