I got married April 27, 2013, to my beloved wife Julianna.
Whew – what an experience. It’s subtle, being married. I feel a sense of calmness, patience, and internal peace. Sanguine. I feel sanguine.
Even though nothing in the business has really changed, my outlook definitely changed. I can tell I’m sleeping better, eating better, dealing with the stress better. In general, life is more enjoyable.
And it’s not just because I don’t have the stress of planning a wedding (which, on top of being expensive, is practically a second job, folks…) There’s something more in my life, and that in turn makes me “more”, and that makes everything else relatively smaller/manageable. DOM & TOM is ceasing to be this monolithic entity that dwells over all parts of my life. Wow ,that sounds negative, but small-business owners you know what I’m talking about – the first few years working in your business is all-consuming. The cycle of eat, work, sleep, repeat is a tough one to break. Sometimes you stare into the abyss and wonder if it’s staring back. Thankfully, a good life-milestone with proper pomp and rituals, came along and I was able get perspective.
So to all those entrepreneurs and small business owners who are engaged – get excited! This is a blast.