Nothing was planed at all, never.
My single mom raised me with my little sister in a very poor area. "Le pigeonnier, Amiens".
I made a scientific high school degree (Bac S), in order to become pilot for the army. Then I failed the test just because I am colorblind (I had no idea before the test).
Since I was 11 I was working my ass off to become that: studying and sport, studying and sport. CS (not even 1.6 back then) was the only hobby I ever had. Couldn't afford something else really. Even internet at home was paid by a "merit scholarship" I got with my middle school result. My computer back then came from shady origin to say the least.
So failing that test, especially for reason I couldn't anticipate neither work on was a big blow.
Then I picked law at the univ because I wanted to have spare time to party (as I never knew it, only sport and studying since my 11). It was just for one year, then I would go back on serious studying by going in med school.
But during that one year (paid with state help, "boursier level 5" max possible help because of the low income of my mother) I liked law but mostly I like partying. And I didn't wanted to go back to serious studies. Law was easy as shit, not even had to open a book at home.
Did 3 years to get my graduation, an planed to attend Notarial contest after.
A friend, who's father did ENA, subscribed him to the contest, He asked me to subscribe too, so it would motivate him to revise with me. So I did.
The story wouldn't be good enough if I don't mention that he failed the entrance exam while I succeeded it. As you are aware, if you succeed it, you don't denial it, after all this is probably the biggest opportunity we can have in France. Furthermore, these 2 years were paid more than 2k/month all charges included while I was a grant recipient living with 750/month all state help included.
As I told you earlier, I ended that school with fairly good rank. And my profile kind of particular (poor, not from institute of political studies or a big school such as ENS, HEC, etc) helped me to get the sympathy in my to come career.
So Bercy, working for the economic minister Lagarde (now IMF CEO), I learned that liberalism had flaws, major ones. Democracies too.
I had 2 choices : join politic, it was DSK the best placed at that time fitting the best my political stance, and even him was far from enough leftist en next election was in few years anyway (Griveaux, the actual spokeman for government, lobbied me big time to join the "DRSK crew" back then), or keep grinding in order to improve my life, my mom's and sister's.
I picked the second choice.
I won't detail too much after that so HLTV_Detective identify me too easily. But I worked for State as a council for national companies merging, privatization and then for boards of companies with State capital.
A investment bank with sieges in many of these companies hired me, and I became friend with one of its director, Mathieu Pigasse, and was quite efficient, he offered me better and better position.
I was fan of extreme sports, almost every one of them I could access to. And one day, what had to happen happened, I broke myself in a kite surf incident. Almost drawn.
It changed all : life is fragile do I want to a work even if interesting is not what I expect from human society? Shall I keep being a collaborator of this system? Shall I spend my life in a office working on numbers for other profit?
I answered no.
6 month of hospital, 50% chance to walk again, 6 month of wheelchair. Big chunk of money from non disclosure agreement, non competition agreement, stock options, free shares, company medical insurance, (I was about to write something else but better not, nevermind) etc...
I started to invest for myself. I had nothing to lose, if it goes wrong I was offered to get my position back. But all went well.
The rest is in other post or link of this chain.
I guess I'm the HLTV user with the less secret life now. Most of my friend don't know me that deep.
Who need to pay a psychologist when you can drop your shit on HLTV?
Have a nice day, sorry for the long post.