Hi there, everyone. Seeing as it’s completely normal for a person to wait five years between blog posts, I thought I would revisit this thing, poke around a bit, and see if I can come up with anything worth burdening you with. I posted my last piece waaaay back in 2011, just before the family and I moved from lovely Long Beach, CA to somewhere in Santa Cruz county, six or so hours north. I still haven’t figured out where we moved to, but put it this way – there are a lot of trees. Anyway if my math is correct (and I’m no slouch in the math department, let me tell you), then Sarah, who was five years old at the time of my last posting, is now, roughly, in her thirties. Boy how time flies! Lizzy and I hardly recognize her sometimes!
And let me just say that moving to the country to start a hobby farm is just how they say it is. Particularly if they say it involves lots of failure, loneliness, despair, death and alcoholism. Really, though, you should try it. It’s a mystery to me why everyone doesn’t do it.
Anyway that’s not why I’m writing. I’ve had a couple of jobs out here, mostly involving chopping up meat, and I’ve decided that, you know, maybe that kind of thing isn’t me. Maybe I’m better suited to using my talents more productively. I mean, who among us hasn’t awoken in the middle of the night and pondered the weighty questions, “what do I really want to do with my life? What am I good at? What makes me happy?” I’m sure you’ve done it – we all have. Now what if your answer to those questions was, “sitting in coffee shops with my laptop?” Well then, you’d know exactly how I feel.
So there you have it. I have so much to share with you all, it wouldn’t surprise me if I posted constantly. Like, at least once every couple of months. I hope you can keep up! And if you’re new to this, feel free to check some of the archives. Really, they’re not all that bad, particularly if your views on the proper use of punctuation and sentence structure are on the lenient side.