My fears were right. I did lose a lot of that stuff. But, they were also easily discarded. My wife and I didn’t try to hold on to the previous chapter of our lives. We simply moved on to the next one. Quite happily.
Adjusting to running a startup as a parent is a different story though. I want to talk a little about it here because I do have a few helpful perspectives on what it means to run a startup as a founder before and after having your first kid. – Parent Founders by Jason Freedman
I wish Jason had gone into more detail, especially about how he keeps the ups-and-downs of work separated from his home life. That’s an area that is a constant struggle for me. But that aside, it was refreshing to hear such a positive, fresh take on being a parent, especially a dad, and growing a business.