It’s Just The Two Of Us

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"Recently I went home to Dublin for six months to spend time with my father. He’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s. While I was there, I noticed that the bank where I worked was moving along fine without me. It made me realize that my contribution was dispensable. So when the sabbatical ended, I just couldn’t go back. My friend happened to approach me around that time with an opportunity to start a company. We’re developing an app to help manage the construction process. It feels good to be learning so much again. Everything was so specialized at the bank. There was an expert for everything. Everyone just stuck to the things they were good at and recognized for. But there’s no bureaucracy in our start-up. It’s just the two of us. There’s only what needs to be done. I can last about a year before things get financially stressful. I’m hoping that the company will be viable by then. Because even if it doesn't make a lot of money, as long as it survives, I’ll have been a part of creating something.”

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Recently I went home to Dublin for six months to spend time with my father.
Belakangan ini saya pulang ke Dublin selama enam bulan untuk menghabiskan waktu bersama ayah saya.

He’s in the late stages of Alzheimer’s.
Beliau menderita Alzheimer tingkat akhir.

While I was there, I noticed that the bank where I worked was moving along fine without me.
Ketika saya di sana, saya perhatikan bank tempat saya bekerja tetap berlanjut seperti biasa tanpa saya.

It made me realize that my contribution was dispensable.
Itu membuat saya sadar bahwa kontribusi saya tidak diperlukan.

So when the sabbatical ended, I just couldn’t go back.
Jadi ketika cuti panjang saya berakhir, saya tidak bisa kembali.

My friend happened to approach me around that time with an opportunity to start a company.
Teman saya kebetulan mendekati saya waktu itu dengan peluang untuk memulai sebuah perusahaan.

We’re developing an app to help manage the construction process.
Kami mengembangkan sebuah aplikasi untuk membantu mengelola proses konstruksi.

It feels good to be learning so much again.
Rasanya senang belajar banyak hal lagi.

Everything was so specialized at the bank.
Semuanya begitu terspesialisasi di bank.

There was an expert for everything.
Ada ahli untuk semua hal.

Everyone just stuck to the things they were good at and recognized for.
Semua orang hanya fokus pada hal yang mereka bisa dan hal yang membuat mereka tampil.

But there’s no bureaucracy in our start-up.
Tapi tidak ada birokrasi di perusahaan rintisan kami.

It’s just the two of us.
Hanya kami berdua.

There’s only what needs to be done.
Hanya ada apa yang perlu dikerjakan.

I can last about a year before things get financially stressful.
Saya bisa bertahan sekitar satu tahun sebelum stres secara finansial.

I’m hoping that the company will be viable by then.
Saya berharap perusahaan ini akan berjalan di saat itu.

Because even if it doesn’t make a lot of money, as long as it survives, I’ll have been a part of creating something.
Karena bahkan jika ini tidak menghasilkan banyak uang, selama ia bertahan, saya sudah menjadi bagian dari menciptakan sesuatu.