Voices: My Journey

(Fwrd Axis) — I’m Liat, and I currently live in San Francisco. Born and raised in Kiryat Ata, a small town in Israel, also known as the startup nation, I have come to enjoy my life through playlists of songs and Israeli cult movies from the ’60s and ’70s. A foodie in my soul and an excellent chef, I’m also a former company founder and business consultant, and entrepreneur by nature. I consider myself a business development architect since businesses need architects the same way buildings do.

Since I came to the US, I’ve been through many ups and downs, surprises, fiascos, and downright crazy. And then, a global pandemic broke out, and the course of my life changed again. In the beginning, it appeared to be a short break from life, as media and politics made us believe that life would go back to normal within a few months. In the meantime, two years have passed, and we still cannot see the end of it but only hope it will come soon.

The pandemic has impacted our lives in unpredictable ways that we may not be cognizant of. While some changes will pass, some are here to stay. Quarantines, lockdowns, and social distancing affected me and the way I communicate, and I’m still in the process of exploring the extent of the damage. For all of us, it’s important to have awareness in the midst of collective shock so that we can confront the challenges head-on.

That’s why I’ve decided to share pieces of my life along with my journey coming back to life after the pandemic. This journey consists of writing a weekly account of my experiences on my return to San Francisco; I hope to explore a wide array of topics: going back to work after a long absence, dealing with ADHD, maintaining relationships in the digital world, friendships, family, hobbies, philosophical thoughts about the future, therapy, the importance of exercise, dealing with pressure, motherhood, and much more.

Why am I doing this, you may ask? I feel quarantines and disconnecting from meeting people in person for so long have changed me. I have wanted to talk about it for quite some time, but I was afraid I wasn’t ready. There were times when I lost my words, or what I wanted to say didn’t come out correctly. I now have a burning desire to share my thoughts because waiting for the right moment could last forever.

I’m inviting you to read my blog and follow me. Your support is important to me on all social media platforms.

I look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Whoever leads the way, Wins!

Liat

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