Product Manager || Innovation Consultant
At 32 I decided to live my life better and to maximise the potential that was being offered to me. From couch-potating (is that even a word?) to having bad habits I managed to transform running from a chore, that needed to be done three times a week to an obsession that allows me to meditate and be healthy, both physically and mentally. I am now the proud owner of a 44:27 time at 10k and ran the Munich Half-Marathon last year in 1:33:44.
My father is both a waterskier and a sailor. So, due to an act of providence, my brother went into competitive sailing while I decided to go into professional wakeboarding (because skiing was no longer cool) at the age of 18. I did win some chanpionships in the open categories and competed in the Brazilian professional national tour until "retiring" at the age of 24... I was good, but not money-making good. I was and, still am, happiest when I am strapped to a wakeboard.
Giving up movie-making as a professional was probably one of the toughest decisions I ever had to make. In hindsight, it is a decision I will never regret making. Movies have always been one of my biggest passions and the friction created by trying to "make it" as a screenwriter was turning that passion into hatred. I still follow the industry very closely and love it when my current endeavours in IT allow me to use the knowledge I gathered into providing better results.