I've been thinking my options for some time now and one of the options would be running my own thing or co-running with some other guys. That's a long term dream and wish, but it's always so easy to find reasons why it's not suitable. Think of the following for example.
I would like to run my own business..
- but I haven't made any code for some time and hiring external coders makes starting new business bit harder
- but I have 2 small kids and girlfriend at home and I'm the only income for the family now
- but we have big mortgage I need to be paying off
So I decided to start one by one checking if those obstacles could be overtaken. That would give me more options on what to do in coming year or so. So I started to learn to code again. I'll use at least one hour each day to code and see if I'm still capable. I'm not expecting to be a world class coder until summer, but at least it will be easier to think what creating SW from my ideas would actually mean. I have to admit that I've really liked it so far. I did start easy, just to motivate myself.
I've learned that worrying won't bring any solutions. Being positive, doing, failing and learning will. So I'm going to be positively looking whatever challenges there will be ahead in coming year or so.
Quite a self motivating speech. If you got this far, you might have been the only one. I just had to write this for myself.
Written by +Henri Hämäläinen