I started working for a game development startup. I have ideas for several new projects that I need to put out there and test. “It’s time to code”, I said, and sat down to speak to my friends. We own the startup but it’s managed by a guy we know from our high school, an entrepreneur who wants to make things happen. And we are just coders with ideas for games. So it’s a good combination. The rules at my new job are flexible. Coworkers are aware that when people create, they need their personal space to think and develop. The only responsibility I have now is to deliver. And deliver I will.
Our start-up is in a big, old house that we rented. We are four coders all with a background in coding and gaming. We’re also all fat. I don’t know why, but we are. So no physical activities for us. Only coding. I like going to my new job because the challenge it gives me is something I definitely need. I was tired of having a regular job, and I needed to risk a bit. No risk, no reward. Every day at my new job is more or less filled with excitement, productivity, and fun. Do you want to know what coders/gamers do for fun? They play video games. But no worries, we know when to stop and when it’s time to go back to work. Having a business is not all fun. I know we have our manager to deal with all the technical stuff in the business, but there are some problems with the house.
We were not thinking clearly when we rented this house. We were fascinated by the big entrance, reasonably sized rooms, and acceptable rent. Yet, we were not aware that some of the rooms in the house have mold. Anyways, we rented it and it’s our responsibility to deal with the mold. The first idea was to paint the house, but then we realized that we can buy an affordable air purifier for mold. We have them now and they work very well. We have so many computers, cables, accessories, and other equipment, and now we also have these devices. The house is packed!
The most important thing is that our project is progressing well and that we learn lessons every day. This one was that having a business is not all fun.