Product Launches are No Joke

June 21, 2013

You may have noticed that I disappeared for the last 2 weeks. Well, I’ve been huddled in my office working with one of my clients getting ready to launch a new product. And boy is it hard work.

While I’ve taken parts in launches before and have started and organized a few events myself, doing a national launch with a team of 6 is a lot harder that I had previously thought. I got used to work 16 hour days, and eating once every 8 hours. That’s part of startup culture. What I didn’t notice was how much my body hated me. How out of shape I feel, and how much money I actually I spent on takeout.

I missed this blog, I missed having conversations with friends, I missed talking about money, or knowing what I have in my bank account. Or setting up a budget for that matter. So I did what any normal person would do. I slept till 10 am today, and have been writing posts on this site since then.

Ps. this may just be me, but I noticed that I went on a few late night ” I deserve a treat for working this hard” online shopping trips. That’s not going to bode well for my wallet.

PPS. Happy first day of summer, friends.

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  • Tammy June 22, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Welcome back! We missed you!

    At least now the product has launched and you will have a better idea of how much to charge your clients in the future for providing this service.

    I recently (last week) started a new job, just in time for a solid end-of-quarter push. I was off Tuesday and Wednesday and won’t have another day off until July. Fortunately for me, my days aren’t 16 hours like yours were. Unfortunately, this push is 4 times a year!

    • Marissa June 24, 2013 at 2:19 am

      Thanks, Tammy. its good to be back!

  • Michael @ The Student Loan Sherpa June 22, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Ugh! I know exactly what you mean. Busy times at work can be difficult on the mind, body, and wallet. Welcome back!

    • Marissa June 24, 2013 at 2:14 am

      I do have some really nice new shoes to show for it though 😉

  • Daisy @ Prairie Eco Thrifter June 25, 2013 at 9:04 am

    That sounds busy and overwhelming! Make sure to take care of yourself. Is it all over now?

    • Marissa June 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Yes, ma’am!

  • Casey E. Palmer July 9, 2013 at 3:54 am

    Sounds like you were sucked into the black hole of “real life” for a bit there, but good to see you back in action!

    • Marissa July 12, 2013 at 12:31 am

      Thanks, Casey! You know how it goes!