Weekly Reflection : 06/16/2018

Posted by on Jun 16, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Why is my shirt glowing?!?!?!

So, this is Father’s Day weekend.

I gotta be honest; I love being a daddy. I don’t do it perfectly; no one does. And I don’t expect to. But I love my role, in all of its hardships and challenges—the exhaustion, the frustration, and the constant uncertainty. Regardless of the valleys, I savor time on the hills, and I earnestly believe that it’s going to continue being a wonderful journey for days, months, and years to come!!!

Therefore, I continue to seek improvement. I am trying to understand myself better so that I can become the best version of myself possible, for the benefit of our household and the world.

Here’s how this week went in that regard.

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Weekly Reflection : 06/09/2018

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

36 years-old now…

So, last time I posted I was 35 years-old. This will be my first blog post at the age of 36. I apologize for missing last Saturday, but the birthday festivities got the best of me, and I failed on a number of fronts, not just this one. It was not necessarily the best way to kick off the new year of living. I should probably do a full post about turning 36—about where I am in my life, how I see my past, and where I see myself going. Frankly, I’m not sure how that would go, but I am contemplating it.

This blog has been a very mixed bag in 2018. In one sense it’s been great that I’ve been getting any posts in at all; but in another, it’s very sad that I have not been on able to maintain consistency regarding valuable, individual posts. Here’s hoping that I will get to that point. We shall see together.

But enough of that, let’s talk about this past week.

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Weekly Reflections 05/19/2018

Posted by on May 20, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Maxin’ out before the madness of a two-year-old’s B-day

Today was the big day. After months of planning, we hosted a party for my son’s 2nd birthday.¬† My wife’s research and planning set the stage for a good time for the kids and their parents, and¬†People seemed to enjoy it.

The success in no small thing. We lost power the night before for a bit, which not only required our doing prep in the dark but also spiked our anxieties about possible loss of food. Plus, the pizza restaurant thought our 10-pie order was for 5/20 , not 5/19, so we had a brief panic on that front too. Fortunately, everything was still chilled in the fridge when the power returned on Friday, so our tangible losses were minimal. And the pizza not only arrived on time but was delicious. It could have been much worse. Of course, our sleep was thrown into disarray, too, which led to both my wife’s and my operating under a certain level of exhaustion. Regardless of the issues, the party went well, and we are grateful for that.

Here’s a look back on the days that passed prior to the big event.

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Weekly Reflections 05/12/2018

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Plenty on the mind…

2018 is nearing the halfway mark. I think we should all let that sink in for a moment.

Yes, the new year we celebrated so recently is now nearly halfway finished. I don’t know why I keep focusing on the fast passage of time this year. Perhaps I am just reminding myself that this year is going to end more quickly than I think; and if I desire to get done my 2018 goals list, I had better stay motivated and keep pushing; otherwise the year will be over before I know it. Regardless, it seems that this year is passing at an incredible speed, and I am not really sure how I feel about it.

But, I can debrief that next January. For now, I’ll just focus on this past week.

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Weekly Reflection 05/05/18

Posted by on May 5, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018

Me and my buddy, DeanDean, before experiencing Infinity War. My man Chris joined us also but was not there in time for the pic.

We are now in May 2018. Can you believe it? I kinda can because it’s been a full year for me but still—-whoa.

May is going to be a pretty good month for me. I am celebrating the 1-year anniversary of completing the GIFT OF WATER fundraiser, the 2-year birthday of my son, and the 5-year anniversary of the release of my first novel, Stronghold. Plus there’s plenty happening hereabouts and thereabouts in present life (like the release of Infinity War).

Here’s how I felt about the first week of this momentous month of May!

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