I am lost. I quit a highing paying cushy job about a year ago. Working on a pivot with my cofounder, which I am hoping, based on customer feedback, will make our startup generate revenue exponentially. But, when you are an entreprenuer, life does not cut you any slack. Finances are dwindling. My parents are living with us for a few months. I am helping my dad deal with an eye illness and taking him for doctor visits. My mariage might fall apart becuase of various reasons. My wife’s uncle (and godfather) is on his death bed suffering from a ravenous cancer. I am being audited by the IRS for previous startup costs, which I am not too worried about, but it still takes time and energy to prepare all the paper work. I recently got diagnosed with a tumor, which I am hoping to bengin. I also have a surgeon visit soon to diagnose a sport hernia, which he can probably only diagnose with laparoscopic surgery. I cannot even go for my beloved long runs to release some stress.
All of this developed in a matter of weeks. The only thing that keeps me going is the potential success of my startup. It has been my escape to just to focus on working hard and not worry about anything else. Other times, when I sit down to work, I just stare at my computer screen, held back by all the things happening in my life. Sometimes, as any other entrepreneur does, I do contemplate the what if’s. What if I did not leave my job and still had a high salary? Would my life be better? Would my marriage be better? The way I have come to terms with the situation is that life is life. Just like a cliche, you just have to keep struggling though it in hope of seeing that light at the end of the tunnel.