I’m sitting here working on my blog site, when Jen looks over my shoulder and says, “Oh, I like it.” Alex asks, “What?” and she says, “Dad’s blog.” Alex says, incredulously, “Dad has a BLOG?”. And so it begins. 🙂
Well put, son. Dad has a blog? Why? Why NOW? And what does HE have to say? I’ve ask myself the same questions. A blog is something I’ve THOUGHT about doing for a LONG time, but always came up with reasons NOT to. “I don’t have enough to say.”, “I don’t have the time to keep up with that.”, “Will anyone even READ it?”, etc.. And so, I just put the idea on the back burner. It’s been back there for a long time. I think it might be sticking to the bottom of the pot. LOL
But over the past year or two, I’ve become much more vocal online, mostly on FB, but also on other blogs, forums, etc. So, I suppose I’m finding more things to say. As I get older, I’ve become less reactive and more reflective. I tend to see things I just didn’t notice before, either because I was just too busy, or just didn’t care, I’m not sure. But over the past 18 months especially, the way I think about the world has changed. It’s been partially due to moving from having “kids” to having all teenagers. It’s been about hitting 50 and realizing I have less years ahead of me than I do behind me. It’s been about maturing as a person, and it’s also been about finding a new level of spirtuality that has made God a more tangible presence in my life, and enhanced an ability I always had, but didn’t always tap into, to see Him and His principles/attributes/Spirit in everything and everyone.
Those things have combined to make me think once again about doing this blog thing. Several people have told me they thought I would do well with it. I don’t know if I’m convinced, but hey, what better way to start off a new year than with a new project like this?
So, if your interested, subscribe (or follow my FB feed — I’ll cross-post there.). Most days will probably be mind-numbingly dull as I recount some random event or conversation from my day (if I even remember to post that day), but hopefully there will be some gems in the pebbles, some words that might “speak” to you, or at least something to make you smile.
Let’s see what happens.