I am glad that I am writing a blog post every day, because today, I found I lost track of what I achieved this week.
I have come to measure my sense of self-worth through three metrics - the number of new users on VIVA, the number of new event organisers signing up, and the volume of knowledge I consumed that week - notice the distinct and unhealthy lack of any personal or social indicators.
My mental health aside, I wish there were more data nerds in the team (in the same country - sorry Steve) equally willing to drool over maths and machine learning. Is this a case of "social math"?
Along comes Ian, the newest pseudo-member of our team. Ian is the husband of a friend's friend recently arriving from the UK. We emailed for weeks trying to find time for coffee, bouncing time proposals back and forth, dodging puppy-care, child-care and other appointments, and finally meeting this morning at Harris.Miller.
Lucky for Ian, I had finished the draft VC pitch deck at 1am last night, and so I could give him the summary of our vision for VIVA accompanied by graphics and charts. If I were to toot my own horn, I think Ian was impressed. Maybe it is childish for me to be giddy someone else is excited about our idea... but I am!
Or maybe I am excited that I can talk maths with someone else (in the same country - sorry Steve). I can already feel the surge of motivation to read the textbooks Nishant shared with us a few weeks ago.