It took my wife and I a while to have a kid. A large part of it was our demanding corporate jobs. The stress and anxiety from long hours made it a little difficult to family plan. Especially because our situation required a little extra help from professionals.
It was during our fertility process, I realized that money, a big house and nice car was not worth sacrificing a quality family life. I re-evaluated my life and embarked on entrepreneurship one more time. Its been the most rewarding sacrifice I have ever made.
Being a start-up Dad means you have two babies. OF COURSE I love my litte guy more, but the motivation and commitment he sparked in me has pushed me to new heights. I am thankful and deeply humbled to be able to go to all of his doc appointments - he had a gnarly dairy allergy early on 💩. ha! Did not know importance of poo until becoming a parent. 😂
On a serious note, the flexibility in work and the support from my team (thanks MQ and everyone else) gives me more time with family and a better overall quality of mental health. Don’t get me wrong, its been super tough working at a startup.... but getting a chill sesh and bonding with my son has made it all worth it.
Hope my story shows that its never too late to pivot for what you want in life. It can be hard and scary, but yolo right?
Our first mall visit this weekend pictured below: