Three years after leaving Google I'm coming to terms with the fact that I was pretty burned out towards the end. Of course I didn't see it that way. I though that taking a train across Siberia was a normal way of disconnecting. (Okay, it was a cool experience).
The last 3 years have been a process of healing and renegotiating boundaries. And it leaves me with the questions: what am I willing to put into the work? What do I want to preserve of my newly found peace of mind?
And the big question:
Can one build a startup, while bootstrapping, without working on the weekends?
I like to think the answer is YES. If you are out there and you are in this journey, please send smoke signals my way.
If the answer is NO, my weekends win, my startup won't be.