Here we go again…the Slice of Life. It has been two years since I last did the Slice of Life. There are some mixed emotions about starting this again. On one hand, it is just another thing to add to my laundry list of things to do. I now have gone from one kid to two. Benton was the focus of many of my previous blogs because he was such a central part of my life at that time. Now Finley has entered the picture, and in a large way. We will tackle that aspect of my life soon. On the other hand, writing is pretty therapeutic. It is a controlled venting session or bragging session. Writing is actually pretty fun. I think I can do this.
For now, I am focusing on just getting back to writing in general. I struggle with thinking that I have to now find the time to do this daily for the next 30 days. I think about how now I have to get myself planned for the next day. I have to get dinner cooked and cleaned up every night. I have to help with baths (lets actually be real, my amazing wife does that part), but I do it every once in a while. I have that play time that I crave with my kids, or that cuddle time while watching a movie. Do I really want to add having to write this every night? Can I think of thirty more topics to write about? Can I really commit to this? It’s thirty days, of course I can.
(Oh wait, I can’t indent on this. I find that weird, but also normal I guess since most of my students forget that simple step when they write). Anyways, back to the emotions of writing. I actually really do enjoy writing. I am not sure if I am any good at it, but I do enjoy it on occasion. I loved writing in the last Slice of Life. I mean I loved it when I actually came up with something worth while to write about. I guess that would be why I actually enjoyed it. I get to talk about some things that I think about all the time, but never get to write about. Or talk about for that matter. It lets me vent, or talk about some of the cool things that have happened in my life. It lets me brag about what I consider two of the best kids in the world, as well as the best wife in the world. It allows me to bring up subjects that I think about a lot, but may not have the platform to actually talk about.
As I have sat here thinking about this, I now have written seven topics in my notes of subjects to write about. This is just day one. I easily can think of 22 more. Our lives our filled with stories. I just need to pick out the ones that I feel would be the most entertaining. That is one of my goals throughout this slice of life. To choose topics like Seinfeld did. Real life things that we all go through, yet all have an opinion about. I hope that some of you will relate to me in my posts this time. Hopefully you will have been in the same situation, or can at least relate because your life has similarities. If not, hopefully you will be entertained by my life.
I think that I am glad to be back. I think this may be good for me. I hope that you enjoy what I have to say. How was day one for you?