My life summed up in one picture: wearing a Female Founder’s Alliance shirt and a Techstars hoodie while presenting about starting a tech startup by using Star Wars gifs at a Lesbians Who Tech event.
To rock the bootstrapped startup life, I’ve been living on my savings for a year. This takes a lot of planning. Along the way, I’ve found some budget-version alternatives to former luxuries that pleasantly surprised me. Here are a few examples: Joining a Buy Nothing Project group on Facebook has saved me hundreds. It’s a neighborhood-based… Continue reading Startup Life on a Budget
They say a startup takes 5-10 years, so let’s say in about 7 years I can watch movies from 2016. Here’s a short list of what I’d like to catch up on then: Hail, Caesar! Arrival La La Land Moonlight I made time to see Rogue One and Hidden Figures and they were both well… Continue reading Movies to see in 2024
I learn new things and change my mind. But the blog, she is eternal. Is it better not to speak for fear of inadvertently speaking ill? Probably not, but it seems unnecessary to overexpose oneself to critique unless there be some large gain worth the risk. What does one get from blogging? Self-expression, I suppose,… Continue reading The Problem with Blogging
To quit one’s job and start a company is a terrifying thing, a huge risk. But let’s reframe that with gratitude: to be able to quit one’s job and start a company is a huge privilege. I feel so lucky for this opportunity to embrace the risk, not that I haven’t worked for it, but there… Continue reading Risk and Privilege
I see so many people check out their last two weeks (or months!) on the job. I have a personal policy against it. Why? 1.) Empathy You wouldn’t want someone checking out on you. If you are somewhere, be there. Help smooth transitions, document tribal knowledge, and set those you leave behind up for success… Continue reading Never Check Out