The projects that I build are always personal, usually deeply personal. Like many of you, I put my heart and my soul and my mind and my hands into them.
I just can’t help it.
Consequently, when someone takes a shit all over them it affects me. I am just not built in a way that allows me to separate my projects from my emotions, and vice versa.
This is especially true because I work for myself. And not just for myself but for my wife and my 3 (three!) kids. The introduction of a 3rd child recently has made even the most random and one-off internet comment sting even more.
I will never learn to distance how I feel about my projects and the projects themselves. I will never learn to emotionally detach.
I will never.