Writer’s Diary

The First Post of 2019 : I’m Not Ready to Post in 2019.

Posted by on Jan 12, 2019 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

Not my most beautiful face, but it captures my recent spectrum of emotions nicely.

Well, we’re into the double digits of the year’s first month, and I am just now posting. Further, I am posting fast and loose, just to keep things timely (or at last somewhat timely).

I take full responsibility for the delay: I chalk it up to a combination of post-vacation challenges including jet lag and the missing-family-blues. On top of that, we had some bad beats this week. A car repair that was literally the value of the vehicle was coupled with a tough workweek to make for unproductive evenings used just to recharge and make it through the next day. I could write an entire post on the car issue. We knew it was having some problems in December, and I was praying that the Lord would just get us to/from the airport for our vacation in Europe. He did. The transmission went on Tuesday. Frankly, I think this hit was harder than any others, and we wrestled with it for a bit. I was feeling good about our financial position until Tuesday; now I’m on tilt. But that is what it is, and it’s not the purpose of this post.

All that said: here’s a brief on why I have not posted more on year-end 2018.

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A Dilemma in Brief.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

I know I keep stating in my weekly debriefs that I desire to post here more and become better engaged on social media. I continue to fail in both areas. I blame no one but myself, but I wanted to provide some context. This is a bit of a rant, but I just had to get the whirlwind of thoughts out of my head, and I figured this the place to do it.

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Weekly Debrief 02/24/2018

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Weekly Debriefs 2018, Writer's Diary

A little bit of chaos…

This time next week, February will be finished. …

I cannot believe it. I know it’s the shortest month of the year, but this month passed faster than I could’ve imagined. I suppose that’s not a bad thing in and of itself, but it’s disconcerting to say the least. I think to myself “I have all these things I want to do in 2018, and it’s almost 16% finished.”

Well, it’s what it is.

And here’s a rundown of what it’s been this week.

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2018 Stuff. No, Literally. I am Selling Stuff.

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

2017 Inventory packed and weighed…a significant undertaking.

There’s a certain satisfaction a man gets from getting work done, especially when it’s for his own business. For those unaware, in addition to my 9-5, I buy and sell collectibles, mainly via eBay, in order to provide our family with that extra little bit of cash to eat-out, give gifts, and buy the odd treat or two (or usually pay those inevitable, unexpected expenses). I’ve been doing this actively and intentionally now since 2016, and it affords us just enough cream on the top for our having some air to breath financially and still allow the wife to stay home with our son.  No doubt it’s a fair amount of work, but it’s satisfying. And some stuff I keep for my personal collection…cause, you know, it’s fun.

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WEEKLY DEBRIEF 12/30/2017

Posted by on Dec 29, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

So it’s been about four months since my last post. Seems silly to bother with a new one, but I can be a silly dude sometimes. Comes with the territory of being me.

As a mental health exercise in 2018, I’m going to be some weekly debriefs regarding thoughts on the prior week. I’ve been realizing that intentionality and perspective are a large part of my welfare, and it seems that I thrive better when I have my goals not only well-intentioned but well-outlined and concretely set. Wanting to write is one thing; saying I will take 20 minutes a day to write and outlining what that will be at the beginning of the week is something else entirely.

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Lots of Stuff. Also, Things.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Writer's Diary

My inner life is reflected in my home office.

Here’s a picture to skip 1,000 words.

Bookshelves, Store Inventory, Personal Collection, and More!

Here’s a 1,000 more, to further the point.

And I was so organized once.

 

Plus another 1,000 or so to really make things stick.

Workdesk, Packing Supplies, and Displays. My 7PM -Midnight on the daily (well, the weekdaily)

 

Sorry for the requisite 3 points; I have a lot of Baptist in my upbringing.

Needless to say, my mind is cluttered—-and not with necessarily bad things, just things. You know the stuff: ideas, responsibilities, everything between, and so on. I’m trying to get organized, and I hope to blog regularly again (0r at least semi-intermittently, again).

Slowly but surely I am getting things in order. One day at a time, I’m selling what I should to keep our finances moving, then assessing what remains and why I keep it, and sometimes—-not often but sometimes—-getting to read, write, and enjoy a film or admire pieces on display.

My head is a cluttered mess, full of awesome stuff. Not a bad life to have, really. Not bad at all.

More to come, but until then: This is me.

Can you relate?

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