I was really interested in starting a company. I learned about tech startups during my engineering undergrad, and have been always itching to try something of my own. I decided after graduation to get a few years of start-up work experience under my belt first.
Now after a few years of working in start-ups (late 20s), having been a drone in a soul-less job, gone through two burnouts, and survived a failed relationship, my perspectives have changed.
Although I still want to have a go at being a founder, I’m much more weary of the concept because of past negative life experiences. I’m afraid of the pain and suffering that comes with high-stress and lots of responsibility. And, of course, the high risk of failure.
In addition, being female means that my biological clock ticks faster, and my family is forever inclined to remind me to find a husband and have kids ASAP, lest I expire. I agree with their reasons, but having a family while starting a company is too overwhelming.
I feel that the possibility of being a successful founder is moving farther and farther away from me.
How should I balance these pesky worries? Whats the best way for me to approach these problems from a sensible angle, and assure myself everything will be ok? Or will it?
Thank you for reading. Even if you just rolled your eyes through the entire post, I still thank you for reading this rant.