I've been trying to build an app for 5 years. There are a lot of reasons why it’s taken me so long. None of them should be excuses. 5 years on, I'm finally close to launching the MVP, but it still feels like I’ll never get there or that someone else is going to beat me to the finish line with a better, shinier app. It's difficult to wrestle with those emotions. They make you feel like you’re an ‘almost’ person.
Everything to this point has relied on me. Spending countless hours refining the concept, teaching myself to use various software programs to design what I have in my head and put it into a working prototype, working extra jobs to raise enough capital for development, etc etc. But at this point I'm now reliant on the developers to turn my idea into reality. There doesn’t seem to be anything I can really do to speed that process up. It’s a helpless feeling. So in the meantime I’ve been focusing on the launch. And I've begun prototyping my next app. Because there are no guarantees in this game. This time round the time from idea to product will be much shorter. And so on and so on, until hopefully I succeed.
Why am I posting this? Because bootstrapping your own startup is lonely. And sharing helps make it less so.
📷 by Cameron Anderson
“You mean we’re really going in that big bird, Papa?”... Flying with a kid. Not as hard as flying with two kids, but harder than flying with no kid. She finally fell asleep an hour in 😴#winning
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When your one year old starts head banging to your freestyle 🤘🏼😎 That, or she's trying to tell me she disapproves. #waitforit
A year ago today we were in the thick of things, the three of us. Praying for a natural birth, ending up in an emergency cesarian, God had other plans for mama and you. You've given us grey hairs and deprived us of much sleep, but we wouldn't change it for the world because you are worth every single day. Your courage and strength, your cheeky smile, your beautiful eyes, and your wonderful soul gives me purpose and drive. We are stronger because of you. And we love you beyond words. Always will. Happy 1st birthday 🎉 my kleine maus. Love Papa und Mama 😘
When you see The Bubble Gun 🔫 for the first time 😳🤗
All too often I hear the words, "You better get your shotgun ready" or "Say hello to your girlfriend!" from parents who have little boys. And I get that it's mostly said in jest, but say it enough and it becomes a societal thought pattern... My daughter is not someone's girlfriend. Nor is it up to me to ward off the would be suitors. And I know this might annoy some people, but I really do believe society needs to stop treating women as if they're these weak little possessions that can't stand on their own two feet. If that's really the case, we're not raising our daughters right. I've said it before, but this quote says it far better than I can...
When your 10 month old appears to have nailed the Jennifer Grey / Patrick Swayze dance 💃... 📸: @theshanktank
Little miss chuckles playing a game of kitzel kitzel 😂