For the past eleven years, my wife has called me the "Beautiful Brain."
My wife would call me that because she noticed I have a different way of thinking that could solve problems in a unique way.
This was also a common way co-workers and managers described my skills, but I only started understanding why I was like that in my 30s. Despite those compliments, I always felt like I was underachieving because I would quickly lose interest when an idea would lose novelty.
After a major depression episode, and thanks to the help of therapy, I discovered that I had ADHD. This made me reflect and understand who I am, both reflecting myself and by asking for help from others.
I decided to break free from traditional corporate life and establish my path. I want to take control of my life to focus on my well-being first and foremost.
I learned that my value is not being an expert in a narrow field but rather my ability to bring a different perspective to any problem. Therefore, I read and learn daily about a variety of (politics, economics, and biology, among others) because I think that will help me become an overall thinker.
It took me 2+ years to break free from the norm, focus on what I value, and live a more authentic self. Now I want to help others.