Very interesting read & lots to learn from! I see a lot of parallels between your story and others’ stories of addiction, including ignoring those important to you & operating in conflict with your values.
I’m a developer, wannabe entrepreneur, and an information addict going through my own program of recovery. I read your story hoping to find someone in the startup world to connect with over addiction. I think how you & I use the word “addiction” to describe ourselves is different, but feel free to hit me up if you’d like to connect over the similarities.
Thanks again for telling your story and especially for talking about some of your more vulnerable moments. There’s a small, growing movement in the startup world to honestly express emotion and vulnerability; your contribution to it meets my needs for learning & community.