Author Archives: mmxplus

That moment when all the air is sucked out of your lungs…

And you’d scream joyously if it were possible but instead you drawn in a shaky breath and let it out slowly. Your excitement then moves to the rest of your body. You do a happy dance and immediately survey your … Continue reading

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thinking iteratively, again and again

After my initial consultation with my newest client, I was left feeling excited and bursting with fresh ideas. I took the bubble diagrams and threw them into the computer only to be utterly disappointed that there simply was not enough … Continue reading

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initial consultations are like first dates

And apparently I haven’t had enough practice with either. Meeting at a public and neutral location because even though you don’t want to let your pessimism get the best of you, you really never know if this will go wrong … Continue reading

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When one door closes… design your way out through another one.

Sometimes it is really hard to contain my enthusiasm. Maybe that’s because I’m generally such a skeptic that when I finally determine it’s real, I’ve already taken it through so many tests, hoping but all the while disbelieving. The other … Continue reading

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permanent hat hair

Lately, it seems, I have been having to wear so many different hats that I swear it feels like I will have permanent hat hair. Which isn’t a complaint really; I kind of enjoy it. It’s probably one of the … Continue reading

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when it rains it pours

I haven’t written anything in a while. It’s not out of any lack of things to write about, but rather a lack of time in which to do so. It seems like for a long time, I was struggling because … Continue reading

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becoming legit

While preparing my taxes, I came to the startling realization that I might need to be an established business to receive payment through a 1099. Knowing nothing about any of this may very well prove problematic. Everywhere I have turned … Continue reading

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