I’m writing today’s note on a flight to San Francisco, where I’ll spend the next three weeks onboarding at Stripe as an engineer on the Sigma team.
I am tremendously excited.
This is my first time writing about the new job (granted, that’s omitting the myriad “omg omg omg” texts to friends and family) and it feels kind of weird to do so!
I think my hesitation is both that the some personal news brand of Medium post has grown helplessly cliché and that there’s a severe lack of novelty in my situation in particular:
So, yeah! I’m very excited but have been a little reticent to talk about having a great new job at a great company. It veers too close to braggadocio.
Still, in the spirit of semi-boastful exuberance (this is my newsletter, after all) here are some things about Stripe:
pip install stripesix or so years ago.
I will also say some other random things:
with the animals dying around us
our lost feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is
Okay. I’ve been writing this with more than the requisite level of ramshackle verve and it is time to cut myself off and finish If on a winter’s night a traveler, but here is one last thing: I am so extremely lucky in that every job I’ve had has been the best job I’ve ever had. I hope (and trust) the trend continues.
P.S. if you’re in San Francisco, I would love to grab a cocktail or a cortado or a croissant. (They have cortados here, right? Please tell me they have cortados here.)