2020 was a difficult year. The world shut down due to COVID for a good part of the year, my father’s Alzheimers got worse, and I was between jobs. I was at a point in my life where I was thinking of what is next in my life.
I have never been a good writer and shied away from writing. What is ironic is I come from a family of writers, with my aunt even being one of the judges for the Nobel prize of Literature. So today, I have taken to starting to write in an attempt o better express myself through the written form.
Over the past year, there has been a lot of reflection. I watched the cognitive decline of my father due to Alzheimer’s and protecting the world deal with the COVID pandemic. Watching my father fade away made me reflect on my life and what I want to do going forward.
Building and creativity have been a big part of my life. When I take intellectual risks and am outside of my comfort zone, I am at my best. Furthermore, I do my best work when my personal beliefs and what I am working on align.
During the COVID lockdowns in 2020, I had a lot of time on my hands. So I started looking for problems to solve. While helping my brother-in-law shop for an electric vehicle, I was reacquainted with a problem I experienced myself. Helping my brother-in-law buy his electric car and comparing it with my own hurdles of buying an EV led to unearthing an opportunity in helping shoppers demystify, find and buy the right electric vehicle.
What is Next -Electric Cars
I learned that many electric car buyers do not have a specific electric car in mind when shopping. This is because mainstream car sites did not provide the tools to help shoppers easily narrow down to the vehicles that best fit the specific needs. Also, 97% of the car market is still selling gas-powered cars, and electric cars do not get the love they deserve. So I approached some friends, and we worked through COVID building out what is now Electric Driver.