First off, I need to apologize to everyone for my lack of writing and communication in general. Life has a funny way of giving the “illusion” of time, without providing enough hours in the day of “actual” time. Combine that with schooling, job changes, and a pregnant wife… and I’m penciling in time just to breathe.
That’s no excuse though. I should have given everyone a heads up that things were getting hectic on my end and I wouldn’t be able to give the proper time to the Blog. I should have let the amazing readers that spend their valuable time to read through my ramblings know that I was going to have to take a break from writing. So again, I apologize for my hiatus.
I want to give everyone an overview of everything that has been going on the past few months with my life and my family. I’ll definitely fill in all the gaps and details in more detailed individual posts. For now, grab a cup of coffee, tea, or some other brew, and let me fill you in on this Dad’s wild and crazy journey…
So the first thing I’ll mention is that my professional/work life has been a bit hectic. Some transitioning and some headaches, combined with some odd hours. Things have been a bit in flux, and I had some trouble getting my feet under me. Hopefully they are calming down now. Definitely appreciate the patience Sara has shown. It’s never a good time to be in a “transition” (that’s my positive spin for it) but kinda rough for a soon to be Dad.
Something else that has taking up my time instead of writing has been schooling. I’ve been researching different classes and majors and certifications that I would need to push forward with some career goals and aspirations that I have in mind. Tricky to figure out and navigate the educational waters again, but very exciting at the same time. Sara and I feel it’s best to do this now, while the little one doesn’t really care who is changing the diapers, rather than later when they care if I’m missing sports and trips to the zoo. We will see what come of this… one step at a time.
So those are the big two that have been occupying a ton of my free time. I’d say there’s a “big third” that has also been keeping me crazy busy, but that would be rude, so I’ll just refer to her as my wife… (If there aren’t any posts after this, feel free to visit me in the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital)
We have been so much more busy than I thought we would be during this pregnancy. We have had to organize closets, clean the attic, and assemble things like cribs, changing tables, bookshelves and a whole lot more. Between all that is the general upkeep of the house with dishes, meals, cleaning, lawn care, gardening, car maintenance, and all the other little things that fall between the cracks.
Oh… and we are putting on an addition. There’s that little detail as well.
So hopefully that helps to give you a quick snapshot into what’s been going on with my side of things. It’s not an excuse for just going silent and switching off, but I hope you can see it from my point of view. I will definitely make more of an effort to post on a more consistent basis and keep everyone informed of this amazing journey I’m embarking on. I need to make good on the Blog’s title of sharing experiences as a “Dad to the World”.
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