This was my first holiday season in NYC. Wow. It was crazy time – the hustle, the cold, the mad rush to buy gifts, the lights, the cold, the decorations, did I mention the cold?? I’m seriously not used to it. It affects your day-to-day, your weekend plans, and I feel like the lack of vitamin D is making everyone a bit less happy and positive. It was rough to be far away from close friends and family during the holidays – yet another reason why having a community is so important. And why I know that I’m in the right place to be working on what we’re building together at Venn.
Ever since moving to NYC for work earlier this year, all kinds of things have rocked my world. Turns out that I’m dealing with challenges and adjustments – just like any other young professional who moves to a big, cold, expensive city. Surprising? Not so much. That’s why we created Venn.
This is where I’ll be sharing my thoughts, musings, and challenges as I navigate the adventures of the urban jungle, all while trying to grow Venn as a business.
The United Kingdom recently attracted global headlines, not because of Brexit, but for their decision to appoint a “minister for loneliness.” The role is designed to address what Prime Minister Theresa May described as a “sad reality of modern life” – individuals’ growing sense of social isolation and the fracturing of community institutions that long played a vital role in strengthening the social fabric.