To all my dearest friends and family, Happy Thanks Giving.
I didn’t blog that much anymore which I should have done it more often. I don’t like to find excuse to say, no time! No way, one can always make time if one wants.
Alright, today, I am here full of thankful! Yes, I am super super super thankful for my super super super sweet hubby and our little surprise on the way! I am super super super thankful for what I am doing for my passion as work, all my friends and family, our health and happiness everyday. Yes, I am always waking up in the morning with a big smile!!!!!Hope you are all happy and wake up with smiles everyday! CHEERS!
I received a lot of wishes from my friends on FB after I post this. Actually, they do read what I wrote there! I feel super rewarding. When I got up this morning, FB is full of everyone’s Happy Thanks Givings and what they are thankful for. So I sat there and think a minute, what I am thankful the most! So I wrote the short paragraph. It was kinda tricky or hidden, people click likes, and people do read and comment and send me wishes!
Yes, I am almost 15 weeks pregnant. During the time, my body is function normal, I didn’t have any morning sickness or throw up at all. I still have great appetite, I go to gym, work out, go to coffee shops and carry my laptop spent my whole afternoons working from the coffee shop; I went to conferences, parties, friends gathering, and even seaside Segway ride. I am very proud of what I am doing: Yes, I am pregnant, and I am an entrepreneur. I am building a human being while I am building my second startup. My husband and I just relocated from Seattle to bay area for his new job and also for my new startup. I am super exciting for both of those.
Before I made the decision to move over, we found out I was pregnant. I just had the conversation with my mentor and she was very encouraging me to move over, and she said, move over, the valley is the best place for your passion and idea, move over, just get it going, don’t even think about having baby or raising family for a couple of years, just go entrepreneur straightforward. Actually, while I was talking with her and grabbing the wine at the same time, I didn’t know I was already pregnant.
While, for pregnant women, it is hard to relocate, for a pregnant entrepreneur, it is even harder. But I am very much enjoying this challenge! Right, there some logistics need to sort out like find the nearby best OB, stay late at night to communicate with my remote team, stay away from alcohol when went to business gatherings, cannot jump upside down or bumping into things too much when I am working out.
This is quite an experience. I got up really early everyday to start my work, drink lemonade instead of tea, workout a little bit then went back to work, yes, I work days and nights and keep my momentum going.
For my second startup which is not released yet, I did all the market research, customer interviews and surveys, UI and UX design, network with all the possibilities, and work with my dev team closely. I feel like I am more well organized and more responsible after I am pregnant. Really really interesting.
All those just happened naturally, both of my babies, my baby inside my body and my baby inside my mind. I enjoy both of them and I am feeling so thankful that I can do all those at the same time. Maybe there are prejudice saying pregnant women should stay home just focus on pregnancy. However, I suggest people if you are physically and mentally capable, you can do more. It is nothing different than before, but there’s more hope and encourage.
To all my lady friends, I have had the idea that should I choose career/entrepreneurship or should I choose family, maybe some of you are still mind battling there, now I suggest you, just let things happen naturally. If there is a will, there is a way!
My parents and my parents in law are all super happy and cannot wait to come over to take care of the baby born next year. This is the lucky part of me with my culture. For those who don’t have this luxury support from the family, I understand you will need to work on those harder, but I trust that you can do it!
Some of my friends were kidding saying this year it is kinda fashionable to have babies! I agree. I think I am ready to be a responsible mama! Pregnant is not hard at all so far, a lot of times I don’t even feel I am pregnant. But my belly starts to grow this week, seems like. Time to shop some maternity sexy dress and clothes!!! LOL! Any great suggestions?
To all my love, happy thanks giving. Find a moment to think about what you are thankful about.