Startup Logs 4 - A positive post

May 03, 2021

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All my posts so far have been somewhat negative, if talking about struggle and hardship is negative. They're a true reflection of my view on startup life, but another side is true as well - that I'm entirely grateful for this life!

All my posts so far have been somewhat negative, if talking about struggle and hardship is negative.

They're a true reflection of my view on startup life, but another side is true as well - that I'm entirely grateful for this life!

I've never felt more engaged in my 29 years of life than trying to make this web app profitable. I wake up early, sleep early, and literally don't go outside unless to buy groceries or pick something up. I have nothing to do all day so I'm thinking about my app 24/7.

Last night I woke up in the middle of the night twice as I was dreaming about some coding thing in my app.

I'm very fortunate to be in a position where I can choose to do nothing all day but work on this app (I don't work 20 hours a day, I also do things like play Dota 2 and watch stuff).

But compared to everything else in my life - school, work, freelancing - trying to build a business from coding a product is simply much more interesting.

I think there's a lot of reasons for this, with my unhealth for most of my life plaguing any mental efforts, being the primary one. And me being at my peak physical health today from my diet efforts and me being the most engaged in this specific work is probably not a coincidence.

But still, in a vacuum, a saas startup is probably a more engaging and exciting venture than school, freelancing, or work anyways.

While I have this opportunity to lock myself away from the world for a year, I hope to emerge from my apartment in 2021 with a profitable web app. And in 2021, I hope I don't look back on this year with regret that I didn't do more.

The hardships of startup life isn't a secret, and now I know a relatively small scale version of it compared to bigger startup hardships. But despite all that, the effortful climb up the mountain is what it's all about!

That's where the engagement comes from, from the hard climb. You don't need engagement to lie on a couch and watch commercials and eat chips.