Get out of Your Comfort Zone

After recently quitting my job, I was forced back into the job search hunt. I applied to any and all companies that might even slightly be interested in me as a developer. I really came up short handed until I had to make a choice to work in mobile app development in Singapore.

This was a choice that I really went back and forth on. I wasn’t really confident in my app skills, but a company in Singapore really liked my work and wanted me on their team. They had contacted me through a job site and we had a back and forth through email from there on. They explained the company and the company values. It was small company, really just a start-up, that was involved with mental health and really helping people. The only apps that I had worked on were gaming apps, so you can imagine that I was a little confused.

When I told them about my experiences in app creation, I told them I was mainly a gaming app creator. They explained that they wanted to hire me due to that. They were looking to work with mental health specialist to develop a game that would help OCD and anxiety. They wanted me on their team to help produce the game with the input of specialist. How could I say no to that?

Despite my gut saying to do it, I still debated it. I thought about it for a week and then I decided this was something I should help develop. I would be proud to have my work attached with something that would help others. A month later, I moved to Singapore and began working with the company and created a game.

It was so well received by everyone who played it, even people without any issues loved the game! I would be lying if I said that I didn’t get hit in the heart every time someone thanks me or the company for the game, it’s really helped a lot of people!