John Jackovin: It’s OK to cry
(Guest post by John Jackovin) I could write about a lot of things this week. I could write about the trip I took to San Francisco. I could write about the awesome meeting I had with this really inspirational connector/investor from the Valley. I could write about how awesome it was to spend a day
John Jackovin is the founder and CEO of Des Moines-based Bawte, an app that allows users to tag purchased items and receive product manuals or service information. In July, Bawte was accepted to Techstars Boulder‘s 90-day accelerator. Jackovin’s been writing about his experiences in Techstars and his company’s growth.
An emotional week 10 culminates on my plane ride home
I could write about a lot of things this week. I could write about the trip I took to San Francisco. I could write about the awesome meeting I had with this really inspirational connector/investor from the Valley. I could write about how awesome it was to spend a day in San Franciso with the Dwolla team. I could write about a fantastic meeting I had with one of the largest retailers on the planet. I could write about all of those things, but I won’t.
This week, as week 10 of Techstars comes to a close, I am going to write about something totally off topic. I am going to write about an overwhelming feeling I had as I was flying home from San Francisco to Denver.
So I am sitting on the plane and I have my music on shuffle. On comes this music from Keane. I first remember hearing this music in the movie theater with Melissa and the girls. I have no idea what children’s movie we went to, but this trailer for Winnie the Pooh was shown and it stuck out in my mind, so much so that I tracked the song down and bought it.
Four years later the music comes on and it totally reminds me of the girls, so I open my photo library, which goes back to 2008, and start flipping through pictures of the girls when they were younger. I couldn’t have been more than three or four pictures in and tears started rolling down my cheeks. I felt a bit foolish sitting on a plane, looking at my phone, wiping away tears.
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