My Journey as a Startup Founder in the UK
Time: May 7th, 2022 Location: Armley Park
I am sitting on a long bench in Armley Park, taking in the beautiful scenery around me. The petals from a Cherry Blossom Tree dance in the sky, falling elegantly onto the floor, making the earth a green carpet with pink dots. The birds are chirping, and a lovely Yorkshire Terrier passing by catches my attention, half-raising his legs to pee, then running away playfully.
It has been two months since I arrived in the UK with a startup visa. Every day, I am busy adapting to the new culture linguistically and socially. Thank God I have been learning and using the language for years, but I have to admit, the West Yorkshire accent is so strong that sometimes I feel like Alice lost in Wonderland.
Despite the challenges, I am determined to make the most of my time in the UK. Building connections and collaborations, and establishing myself in a new society has been both challenging and enlightening. As someone who has never studied in the UK or any other foreign country, I feel every single day is a fresh start. I am constantly learning and growing both personally and professionally.
Luckily, my professional growth over the years has made me a problem solver, helping me to not only survive but also thrive. I believe my journey is unique, and that is why I came up with the idea of writing my first book: “Alice in England”. It will document my experiences and provide insights into the life of a startup founder in the UK.
Starting from scratch in a new society can be intimidating, but I am determined to succeed. I am grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and for the support of those around me. Writing this blog is one way for me to give back to the startup community and share my experiences with others who may be going through a similar journey.
I am excited to continue exploring the UK and to share my experiences through my writing. I welcome any comments or suggestions you may have and look forward to connecting with you all. Thank you for reading!