William Shakespeare. My first true love. The man who introduced me to
love in its purest form and awakened within me emotions I didn’t know I
could feel. Born to English Professors, I’ve grown up reading Shakespeare
from the time I learnt my ABC’s. At first abridged versions and adaptations,
and later, as written by the man himself. Yes, that’s right I’ve read and
enjoyed all 38 plays and 154 sonnets of his.
If I were to quote, a couple of my favorites words and plays by him they would be, As You Like It: “Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?” and A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “The course of true love never did run smooth”. Isn’t intensity and romance such desirable traits in a man?!
And this is exactly why #myfirststartup is William Shakespeare. Even in a startup, the only way it works is if it’s a ‘give and take’ relationship. You have to devote a lot of your time, attention and lovingly nurture the relationship/startup until the time comes where you can collect your rewards for all your devotion and dedication across the years.
In my case, I committed all my free time to reading the man’s work. Not only did it teach me a lot about love, but also enriched my vocabulary and language skills, encouraged my interest in theatre and arts, and someday I know I will write my own book.
#myfirststartup is a very thoughtful initiative. I wish you all at Sobha the very best.