October 3, 2016

Where does Time Go?

So this is the inaugural post in my newly created blog.  These words will be immortalized thanks to the world wide web, so no pressure, right? Alright, here goes.

For the past year or so I have been contemplating starting a blog. I never really had a good reason to do so, other than that it was something that I wanted to do.  It fell into the same category as learning a new language, going to grad school, travelling around the world, and working out again - all good things that I might one day get around to.  There were actually two forces that made me actually take the plunge and commit to blogging.  First, we just recently bought an amazing, incredible, and totally dilapidated foreclosed farmhouse, and we are going to be doing some significant renovations to it.  I didn't want to get 5 years down the road only to forget all of the experiences that happened during this time period. My wife, Vanessa, also recently blogged about the house. That post can be found here.

The other factor, ironically, was Snapchat. It bears some explanation.  If you aren't familiar with the app, the basic idea is that you can take a picture or video, post it or send it, and it disappears forever once the receiver views it. I recently joined Snap because many of my friends and family are regular users, and I wanted to stay connected with what everyone was doing. Mission accomplished, and now I also get daily updates on whatever the Kardashians are up to. That's a win-win in my book! (sarcasm noted).  After some time on Snap, I realized just how much I would miss not having access to those memories ever again.  So although I continue to use Snap, I started this blog as kind of my own personal antithesis of Snapchat.

The experiences of life, what we do, who we do them with, and what we think are so important. They are important for us, and they are important for our families.  I want to live in the moment, but I don't want to forget the moment, because those moments, those experiences shape who we are, and who we are to be. 

My next post will likely be an update on progress to date at the house, and it will include pictures so it's going to get better from here on out :)