In seventh grade did you ever get the chance to build rockets in chemistry class? Do you remember what it felt like to have the entire class spending weeks to perfect their design with an ever-present high anticipation for “launch day?” Well, I remember that feeling and there are close similarities to how things feel today.
There’s something so surreal about the journey of creating something new and making the decision, whether you think you’re ready or not, that it’s “launch day.” It’s time to let it fly! Oh wait, will this actually fly? Or will it crash and burn and just be another cause for embarrassment? Will this actually work? What about…the list could go on and on, right? Reason after reason we shouldn’t do something we’ve dreamed of or we shouldn’t introduce something new into the world. Whether they are lies we’ve believed over the years that we are incapable or not good enough, they can haunt us if we let them. If we are honest, we all face these things.
To those who are afraid, welcome. Everyone is. Now stop being scared and let it fly! To those who fear failing, welcome. Everyone does. Now stop being afraid and just learn from what fails. Your identity is not found in what you do. Thankfully.
So here we are friends, today is our “Launch Day.” Today is the first day we are introducing Pockkit to the world. We are launching our Kickstarter campaign with high anticipation and excitement. Although we’ve spent the last 6 months prototyping with cardboard and post its, experimenting with different fabrics, designs and styles, there’s just something different about today. It’s sort of like we’ve been hiking the safe and predictable trail for awhile and now we’re finally, whether right or wrong, stepping off into the wild…it’s about time.
Here on our blog we will try to share more openly about our journey. We will share details about our design process, our philosophies, our learnings of this new project and the simple joys of starting something. We hope you will engage with us here and take part in the conversation. Maybe you can consider this as a first introduction to a new friend. We are NOT perfect, nor are we all-knowing or have it figured out - but we have passion and vision to see things differently than before. This road will be messy and we are so thankful for those who choose to join us, teach us, learn from us and enjoy what may come along the way.
With that said, if you never got the chance to build rockets in chemistry class, please stop what you are doing, grab some friends, go get a model rocket, and then build it and let it fly! We are not guaranteed tomorrow.
It’s great to meet you. Welcome to Pockkit.