I would say my most precious possession is my passport – I live abroad so without it there’d be a problem. It’s also my gateway home. Earlier this year, I applied for a transfer to the New York office, which again, I couldn’t do without my passport. I’ve been here one month now, and I can’t tell whether it’s fear or excitement I’m feeling. When you’re growing up, there’s so much of your world that’s influenced by American culture. There’s something about it that’s always fascinated me, and the job I’ve moved to is really interesting. It’s a hybrid role that touches on a few different areas. It’s challenging and a lot of it is new to me but I like that I’m embedded in a local team.
My passport has also allowed me to live in so many different places – Barcelona, the UK, Sweden and now the US. I don’t tend to get emotionally attached to places, a home is just somewhere to put your stuff. I moved around a lot as a child so I wonder if it stems from that. Still, I’m thankful that I decided to move to Barcelona all those years ago. It’s led me to move to New York, and it’s really opened my eyes to the world.
William Fleming | NetOps Manager | Barcelona