Sometimes, you meet people and you know that you were just meant to cross paths somehow. As soon as you lock eyes and shake hands you know that this was meant to be. This connection between one human being and another, one heart to the next, souls that intertwine.
My boss Takada-san is exactly one of these people.
I’ve mentioned her a few times on here. My boss that could rule the world if she pleased, but can’t handle the burden of it all. A Japanese woman that gave up everything to fight for her rights in a society that wants to keep her at home and tied to the kitchen. A woman that wanted to be more than just that; she aspired to be a leader, a creator, and most of all a traveler–and she succeeded at it all, but at great cost. She looks of a woman tired from the relentless pressure and overtime of the Japanese ad agency world. Despite her experience as being CEO of multiple companies in the past, she continually refuses our headquarter’s offer of taking the position once again. She’s had enough, and you can tell at her age she just wants to soak in a hot spring or dive in the maldives. She’s simply tired of changing the world.