So the context here is as follows. I've never called myself CEO; I think it's the definition of cringe when someone with what is effectively a bedroom side hustle refers to themselves as CEO.
However, Songbox has taken a few turns in the past few months. I've got some really serious users, not just the one who adorns the homepage on the newly launched .com version of Songbox. He's just the first one so far to allow me to go public with his name.
I also have taken on an investor / partner. So the business is now officially not just me on my own.
Lastly, we are about to be on the receiving end of some government attention; grants and investment etc.
So, as much as it is completely surreal to me, Songbox is kinda becoming a real entity, and the folks around me now are referring to me as CEO - even though I personally don't use that title anywhere. I find it extremely... odd, borderline cringe.
Has anyone experienced this feeling? What alternatives are there? Right now in presentations and in my email signature I just say "Founder".