Newborn transitions

March 9, 2018, my first child had arrived!  My wife and I are very proud parents of our new baby boy.  Prior to the arrival of our baby, I spent 5-6 days a week at the gym, worked 60-80 hours a week including both my career as an engineer and working on my business and investments, went to dinner at least once a week with my wife, and hung out with friends frequently.  Of course, things are going to change when a new baby joins your family, but I want to make sure the important things do not change.

I have created a list of important activities I want to maintain as shown here:

  • Work 60-80 hours a week (career + business)
  • Gym 5-6 days a week
  • Spend time with my wife
  • Spend time with friends

There will be sacrifices I need to make, but do not want to sacrifice these four items because they are important to me.  I still have career aspirations and life goals I want to achieve.  It would be a poor decision to give up on my goals due to the arrival of a new baby.  My life is changing and will change further because of my new son.  To still reach my goals, I may just need to put a little bit more effort into the important things to stay on track.  Remember, excuses are the kryptonite of success.

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