I received a lot of professional advice, in my surprisingly short career. I think the best one comes from my mother, actually, and it’s not exactly professional as it is a life-advice that works in every setting … she says that the most important thing in life is to be flexible, adaptable. She used to say that having plans is great, but not having plans is somehow even better. She was right, as she always is!
It’s been extremely helpful because I’ve switched jobs a lot in the past three years, mingled with many different teams, had a few different bosses, saw different ways to do my job, learned a lot about what I want and what I don’t want … and through it all, I never really made solid plans, which allowed me not to worry too much about my future, about money, about my career. I was confident I’d always fall back on my feet.