So…like…do I have a life anymore? Or is everything just an extension of grad school right now? I think it is the latter. And, to be completely honest, Im not bummed about it in the least. I did have a first moment the other day upon waking up that I thought to myself, “when is this going to fucking end!?” But I quickly got up and jumped on my bike to head into school. That sentiment was soon forgotten.
Only a few days later I serendipitously ran into a friend during the couple hours I decided to take off of school work. I asked her to a drink. Some time into the conversation she mentioned that her friend was going to launch a kickstarter for a toast bakery after she finds a space for the operation. For the moment lets forget that her friend is brining the toast fad to new york and focus more on me for the sake of this blog post.
I immediately launched into a rant about how could she possibly know where or who her audience is without first putting it out there and testing the idea!? Doesnt she know that she could learn who her target audience really is by launching the kickstarter first?! How can she have so much confidence in the idea without feedback and prototypes?!
My friend seemed taking by surprise. I apologized. Our beers were done. I drove her home. I attempted to code a gestural interface until a woke up drooling on my computer and then crawled into bed.
Everything about this blog post is awesome.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.