I officially hit 500,000 views of this blog in the last 24 hours. Some people get that much in a week or a month, it’s taken me many months, but to me that number is still big. I started this whole thing on a whim to help me work through some of my own thoughts and actions, and was/am mostly writing for me. To have other read my semi coherent ramblings is a privilege. Really. When I started I was at a place where I wasn’t happy simply floating through life or my marriage, and decided to stop accepting mediocrity in myself. Simply writing about it here made me more aware of my own behavior and results of my actions, which kept me on point and prevented falling back into an apathetic existence. As a result, I’ve continued to push the boundaries of learning and leading and the last few years have been the best in my marriage and most likely my life. I hope to say that every year, but the change is palpable.
Thanks for reading and sharing in some of my experiences. During that time my wife got fired, got a new job, quit a year later. I stepped up and took leadership of our family. I had a vasectomy and hence wife going off hormonal BC. I shared some of our bedroom thoughts and experiences. I ended up in the hospital where I thought I would die from MRSA. My wife had hip surgery. Ups and downs that marriage and life is. I’ve grown as a person and am still trying to improve in areas, and still trying to remember to stay present and be happy. But I look back to who I was just a few years ago, and I’m a better person, husband, and father.
When I started, I had no idea what I was doing. Still don’t really, just sort of made it up as I went along. I continue to do that. I’ve got an LLC now, I’ve got other sites made or in the works. I purchased a mic and plan to start podcasting on one of those other sites here shortly, without any endpoint in mind. Just for the fun of it really. Depending on how that goes, I may try and bring that here. It would be a blast if I could talk Holly into it as well, but we’ll see. I’m just having fun here and giving you all blasts of my brain dumps. Value may vary. More cool stuff on the horizon, and writing and interacting with you has been a great experience for me.
Finally, thanks for those that comment and share your thoughts. I may not respond as often as I like, but I read most of the comments. However, I get comments from people on posts that are years old at this point, and have to prioritize my time. It is nice to know you’re not alone in your experiences in this life and what you go are going through, others have as well, and sharing helps us all. Have faith that the stuff you plant today will grow and blossom. Thanks for reading!