Over dinner last night, one of my new friends here in Missoula joked “Come on out to the bar with us tonight Skander, its not like you have work in the morning!”
While I appreciated that she was celebrating my flexibility (something which I hope to retain while I develop work for myself), she was fundamentally wrong. I have a ton of work to do. No, I’m not getting paid for this work, and no, no one will actually care if I don’t work on the ideas I have in mind, but if I ever want people to take me seriously- I gotta get out of bed in the morning and get to work. This phase of my work is about investment. It’s about creating a portfolio of work in Montana that will be the foundation for all future business.