I work at Google.
Over the last 5 weeks, I’ve transitioned into a whole new world. I’ve always been on the outskirts, used the tools, apps, search and everything else. I still remember how I first heard about Google. He described to me as a “Website where you can type things in and it’ll find it for you.” (Brian, I’m looking at you) over 10 years ago. I still remember writing down “www.google.com” on a little scrap of paper, never knowing that someday I’d actually be working for that then little company.
It’s intimidating. Going from a great little company of around 20 people, to a global tech company whose name has become a verb in the english language because of how engrained into our culture this company has become. I’m looking forward the challenge. A whole new set of language, tools, and platforms. It’s so much to learn and take in. At times it feels like trying to drink from a firehose with the sheer quantity of information that is just thrown your way. It’s the kind of challenge I enjoy, and hopefully, will excel at.
As I sit on the GBus with WiFi writing this post and headed for the set of buildings collectively known as the Googleplex, I feel like I’m back in school. It’s incredible to think back on where I’ve been, the things that have happened to get me too this point, and on all the possibilities that the future holds.
Let the adventures continue.