Monkey business

At ten years old, I was packaging and selling pencils and stationary bundles I got at a Japanese store to peers at school.

At thirteen, I taught myself to code and design banners in Adobe Photoshop to sell Xanga and Myspace layout themes to fellow bloggers online.

At sixteen, I was selling crochet and knitwear accessories on Etsy to handmade craft enthusiasts.

At twenty, I worked as a freelance web developer and paid my own way through college.

My mom often referred to them as my monkey businesses. I was always up to something that took my attention away from the main priority, school. But I was studying. And I was constantly experimenting and developing with something new. Every monkey business I’ve built until now was just another form of how work can be play and how play pays.

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