Things are good. Actually, great.

In case you are wondering why it took one month for this blog post, it's because things were doing really good. Great, actually.

sleepy alreadyTwo days ago I became a dad to a beautiful baby girl, Petra. As my friend says, I am no longer the son, now I am the father. I have witnessed the birth and it's the kind of experience I would recommend to all future dads.

We started preparing for this about a month ago, buying all the things for the baby's room. Gosh there are so many things you need, and you have no clue about them.

At the same time I was approaching the high point of my professional career so far, with the launch of the ManageWP startup. 18 months of hard work, considerable investment in money and time and we finally pulled it off. The launch day is here, but I can be relaxed knowing that the team did a great job preparing for the event.

I want to be spending more time with my family, and knowing that everything is set up and running fine at work means a lot for the peace of mind. Becoming profitable after the pre-order month does help too.

In about a month from now I will be visiting my estate on the island of Brac to prune the olive trees. We got 18 trees, and this gives us about 50-60 liters of pure olive oil every year. I often think how lucky I am to have this. I know that no matter what happens I will always have this priceless sanctuary to go to when I get older.

All pieces started to fall into the right place at the right time.

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  1. Apr 7th, 2012 6:03 PM

    Congrats on the ManageWP launch, and I send my blessings to your family and your new daughter Petra.

  2. Feb 11th, 2012 12:22 PM

    Hi Vladimir.
    I'm a silent reader of your blog and some times I share your posts with my community here in France.
    Thanks for this very personal post about all the good you settled in your business as well as in your life. It's very inspiring.
    Besides, now, I furiously feel like coming to Brac for kitesurfing !
    I wish you all the best.
    Regards from Bordeaux.

  3. Mitrabhanu
    Jan 18th, 2012 8:13 PM

    Congratulations! Can You please Upload a Pic of the Baby?

    • mb21
      Jan 25th, 2012 6:09 PM

      Congrats. Hope the baby is doing well.

  4. Spoygg
    Jan 18th, 2012 10:38 AM

    Great job, well done, congratulations. Enjoy your well deserved priceless vacation :)

  5. Jan 18th, 2012 9:01 AM

    Congrats with the little girl. Good too hear that things come together nicely. Keep up the good spirit!

  6. Nickiler
    Jan 17th, 2012 10:34 PM

    Hi Vladimir, Congrats on your latest project WPManage, and to your new daughter. Also, thanks for writing the only book I could find on WordPress plugin development. It's been my reference guide for that last 6 months. And farming is as real of a life as one could live, in my humble opinion. Nick

    • Nickiler
      Jan 17th, 2012 10:36 PM

      Spell check is killing me... Can you edit that last post... WPManage... lol.. sorry.

      • Jan 17th, 2012 10:39 PM

        Thank you. Glad to hear that the book still finds it's way to the readers. No worries about spell checking :)

  7. Jan 17th, 2012 10:15 PM

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. And well done with ManageWP!

    • Jan 17th, 2012 10:20 PM

      Thanks Rob!