Here’s to a Full Life
Welcome! At this point, February 20th 2015, I’ve been at this for four and a half years. I just posted/published my 205th post. Although I’ve settled into what I want to say and do here, life changes. Since I started this blog in 2010, I’ve gotten married, bought a house, and become a grandfather. With changes to my life have come changes to the blog. A couple of years ago I added a new category for Weekend Projects. Last year I added a new category for short fiction. This blog is likely to continue to evolve as my life does. My posting goal has gone down from a post a week to 3 posts per month. I’d love to have more time to write, but with work, a large and growing family, and a busy life writing more would take away instead of adding to my life. Over the last 4.5 years this blog has kept me focused on planning and living a full life, so I have no intention of giving it up.
Without a doubt writing this blog has changed my life. I simply did not live this way before, and now I cannot imagine approaching life in any other way. Life is short and most people tend to drift through it. There are many things that can distract us, drain our energy, cause us to put off living life. Most people haven’t even sat down to think about what they consider to be a full life. For too much of my life I had not thought about it beyond knowing that family and friends were very important to me. I unconsciously knew there were things I enjoyed but I didn’t actively plan to do these things, I didn’t think about how to get the most out of life, I drifted. Life happens, it takes very little planning to meander through it. Regardless of what you are doing, time passes, there is no way to slow it down. So grab life by the horns instead of by the tail. Take charge of what your life will be. Decide what is important to you. Decide what you want to look back on at the end of your life. Will it be a full life? If it is, I’m sure you will be able to look back without regret.
A lot of my posts fall into at least one of these five categories:
Full Life. Actually doing it, living! Most fun to read and some great pictures!
Planning. Need these to “take the bull by the horns”.
Deep Thoughts. These posts are some of the most personal ones. They let me vent, share my thoughts and feelings, and sometimes just share a little of who I am.
Weekend Project – A fairly recent addition to the blog. Plenty of projects to do around the house. Blogging about the will help motivate me to do them!
Short Fiction – The Newest addition to the blog. My creative side wants a chance to add to the blog. I’ve got a few short stories in the works…
In addition to this homepage I have a page for my Bucket List, tracking my goal to hike every trail in the book Afoot and Afield in San Diego, and my latest posts. There are links at the top of every page.