With age comes…

images-1With age comes….so many things.   It is something I have been thinking a lot about over the course of this summer but this tiny kernel around this started sometime at the end of last year.  Every year as summer winds down I so enjoy the pace of my life that I state I am going to take it down a notch but this year is different.

I am getting older and perhaps wiser.  I am seeing a shift in the start-up industry where I spend the majority of my day.  I am two years away from our last child graduating college.  You aren’t really an empty nester until they graduate college.  I am not sure how this all ends up but I am giving myself permission to not be ridiculously busy.  This is purely a shift because it will take a few years to not fill the space of the day.

I am going to continue to invest but not as much.  This is just as much as a reaction to the winds as much as it is a reaction to where my head is at.  I will spend as much time focusing on the investments I have made but as they move forward my involvement will slowly recede as it should.

There are a few other things out there happening which I will share over time.  I am looking forward to the year ahead.  More travel, more time with family and friends, more time on personal projects, more time to breath. My biggest fear is being bored.  It is something I do not do well with but this is a start of a shift.  It is not even close to there.

What my day to day will look like in a few years will be different than it is today.  Change here will take time and that is a good thing.  I am sure I will find something to fill those gaps down the line and what it is I have zero idea.  I’m putting on a new head for a new journey.  I am pretty psyched.

Comments (Archived):

    1. Gotham Gal

      Thanks. Will read

  1. Erin

    “my biggest fear is being bored”. There’s a meditation for that. <3

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. AMT Editorial Staff

        how can anyone get bored if they enjoy reading? solution! 🙂

  2. pointsnfigures

    wth age comes aches and pains. so I do yoga.

  3. awaldstein

    Our greatest gift from the world is that with knowledge of nutrition and exercise (and with good genes and luck) we can take the 25 years longer that people live and experience them in the middle of life.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Very true

  4. jeffgrillo

    I have no doubt that you will find other ways to stay busy outside off investing. I’ve been off work for awhile now hitting the pavement hard (at age 35) and focusing on my passion of a finding a job in the Travel Industry. This great city of NYC has kept me VERY entertained. Once you add more travel to your list of activities you’ll be flying high :). Who knows…maybe you’ll be like my parents and get motorcycles and ride around the U.S., and Canada, and all of Italy (specifically Sicily), which is my dad’s dream.

    1. Gotham Gal

      Not seeing the motorcycle but that’s quite cool

  5. Jenna Abdou

    Beautiful post, Joanne. Look forward to following what’s next and know it’ll be special as always.

  6. Pranay Srinivasan

    I know you will be unable to be bored no matter what you do! What kind of shift do you see in the startup world?

    1. Gotham Gal

      Less companies in the early stage will get funded. All rounds will just be more difficult. Higher expectations. Less capital.

      1. Pranay Srinivasan

        Thats super interesting. I’m seeing seed stage companies struggle too. We’re also re-adjusting our thought process and focussing on longer term revenue as well.

  7. AMT Editorial Staff

    Our first thought….With age comes…..chin hairs! 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal