It’s always hard to know when to move on. Whether it’s on a business deal, a side project or a relationship – to choose the right time to shift your focus onto new things is really hard.
I’ve spent a good couple of weeks over the Christmas break reviewing most things in my life and working out what I want to do in the coming years. I don’t like to plan too far out, but I’ll be finishing up with uni at the end of the year so I need to start figuring out what I want to do next.
Some things I’m still mulling over in my mind but I have made a few decisions that I think will set me up for some of my bigger life goals. One of these is to nail uni this year so I can graduate and keep my employment options open, another is to learn more about product management and finally to reduce my involvement in projects which remove focus from the startups I’m involved with.
It’s this last point that is the most important and one of the main reasons I’ve decided to resign from the Hive. I’ve had an amazing time running the Hive with James, Ross, Sandra and Anna over the last couple of years, it’s been really rewarding for me both personally and professionally. To see the entrepreneurial community grow in Melbourne to having 250 people at our last event, to be there at the start of the Hive in Brisbane and Sydney.
The Hive still has a lot of great potential and I look forward to seeing where everyone involved takes it. For me I’ve achieved what I set out to do and I’ve decided it’s time to move on to the next challenge.
I plan to stay a part of the community though I might take a couple of months worth of events off in the short term. I also hope to be a part of a couple of more tech-focused events throughout the year. Watch this space.
I’m moving on, looking towards new horizons.