Today, I quit my job in the best way possible.
Allan and I made a pact that if LayerVault could pay my rent, I’d make the jump and work full time. “Ramen profitable.” Two months after we launched at FOWA in London, I’m happy to say that time has come. We’re going to see this through. I am so proud of what Allan and I have been able to accomplish in two months. I can’t wait to see where we’ll be in another four.
Starting early next year, I’m going to put myself to the test. I’ve booked a one-way ticket to Berlin, my home base in Western Europe. My goal is to keep traveling east while putting in 60-hour weeks on LayerVault.
Now is an incredible time in history, especially for guys like me. Us developers are a weird class of folk: once relegated to our sunless parents’ basements, we’re now the most mobile class in the world. I’m going to put that to the test.
I’m not sure when I will come back to NYC exactly. Could be month. Could be six. In the meantime, Allan and I will continue building the foundation of a great software company. A solid business. With profits. Ten year plans instead of ten month runways. Our customers love us and we’re going to continue to make the best tools for designers out there. I’ll be posting pictures of progress on LayerVault and of my adventures around the world.
Here’s to the crazy ones.
Photo by the U.S. Army, licensed under Creative Commons.