My name is Elaine, and last year I founded AdopTee's. About two years ago I found myself stressed out beyond belief, with little time for my family, friends and the things I've always enjoyed doing. One day, after a particularly rough day at work, I decided I had to make a change. I had to bring joy back into my life. So I quit my job, got a dog and got back to basics.
I worked in data analytics, which is a fancy way of saying I look through large amounts of data to find patterns and insights. Most of the time my clients were looking to maximize something key to their business: revenue, profit, (minimize) costs, etc. But when applying this concept to my life, deciding what to optimize wasn't so clear. Money? Family? Toys? I decided to optimize for happiness, both short- and long-term. And happiness for me, as it turns out, revolves largely around Daisy the dog.