Jul 1 2011

Starting Up Startup Marriage

On June 21st, 2011 we (Amy Batchelor and Brad Feld) celebrated our 18th year of being married. Like any couple, we’ve had our ups and downs, but we feel like we’ve figured a lot of things out. As a result, we’ve decided to write a book called “Startup Marriage: Balancing Entrepreneurship and Relationship.”

Today we find ourselves in Paris on the first day of a two month “mini-sabbatical.” We are spending July in Paris and August in Tuscany. For the past decade, we’ve spent the month of July at our house in Homer, Alaska – we thought we’d try something different this year.

Our goal with this mini-sabbatical is to be together 24 hours a day for two months, explore two fascinating places together, write a first draft of Startup Marriage, and continue to do our regular work, just from a remote location with no travel. Oh – and eat a lot of amazing food.

We’ve decided to co-write this blog in the spirit of Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project. Gretchen and The Happiness Project are an inspiration for us and hopefully we’ll be able to produce something pertaining to entrepreneurship and relationship that is as amazing as what she has done around happiness.

Of course, we encourage anyone that is interested in this to follow along, comment on this blog, or email us about anything that is on your mind concerning entrepreneurship and relationship.