I started this curiosity-driven journey just under 10 years ago. During that period (2014-2020), I invested 10,000 hours learning valuable lessons about the essential elements of being a global citizen, an effective employee, an authentic public advocate, and a connector of/with people.
I allowed these experiences to inform my educational pursuits - both formal and informal - and these pursuits thus far have manifested as the near-completion of a data analysis-focused degree at UPenn (in progress now; done next Spring). They've also taken fruition in my work life, as I recently made a private sector transition to tech to build analytical skills, improve my business acumen, and learn what problems I care most about solving.
So far, I've learned that my true passion is found in the process of learning a thing. And while my ego (and a great deal of temptation) beckon me to define that more granularly, I've found it is best defined ambiguously.