Crunch time

So I’m in crunch time for the first time in a long, LONG time. I worked on a project from 9 am to 11 pm today, and tomorrow will be pretty much the same.

And y’know, it feels great. After so long of being a fixer or a cleaner-upper, I’m working on a project that I totally own from start to finish. Of course, it has a crazy short development cycle, ergo the crunch time. But I think I set myself up to work best under pressure way back when I was a teenager working in restaurant kitchens. I learned to love the pressure then, and I think because of that I still do my best work when the chips are down and the deadline is looking impossible.

My biggest problem is the part of me that procrastinates; I think its my subconscious trying to create those high-pressure situations.

Anyway, rambling. But today was the first time in a long time that I truly felt good about something I was building, since I’m building it my way. No one to blame but me if it fails. No one to take the credit if its a hit. 🙂