After a mostly fun eighteen-month ride, I decided to leave Scout Labs. As part of the founding team, I played a big part in defining the initial vision for both the product and the company, and I got a profound education in startup life. I got to work with brilliant people, and I’m forever grateful for the experience.
I’m also a bit sad about leaving, because I still very much believe in the opportunity, but I know I made the right decision.
I left with no particular plans, not much of a cushion, and vague dreams of travel in foreign lands where the dollar still goes a long way. But I was out of work for all of about 30 minutes before a couple of big freelance projects fell into my lap.
So that’s what I’ve been doing for the past month, and I don’t plan on looking for anything permanent any time soon.