You know when you go to a family reunion and you know you know everybody, but it feels uncomfortable and comfortable at the same time. Like, deja vu… you know you’ve been there before but at the same time it’s new every time. Probably not. But that’s how my family reunions are because everybody lives far away. Anyway, that’s what it feels like typing on this blog right now. I’ve been here before, but it’s been so long it’s like it’s new and old at the same time.
I can’t believe I don’t write on this thing more, but I’ve been consumed. It’s been a busy season of life for Andy (yep, that was third person). I’m planning a wedding with my lovely bride-to-be. I’m working like there is no tomorrow. Becoming the director of a nonprofit is not easy. My daily schedule usually consists of spending some of the morning at home to be by myself and then I work from late morning till about 9-10 at night, then I go to my fiancé’s house till about 12:30 and then it’s home to bed and back to it again.
Not that that’s a good excuse for not writing, but my brain is so focused on two things. (1) Work (2) Fiancé and Wedding. Not to mention the constant struggle to get some quiet time to spend with God, that’s a given. And something I’m not doing great at, currently. But like this blog post, it’s time to get back into some good, old habits. It’s a new day.
I have a secret desire (not so much of a secret now, this is the world wide web after all) to write a book one day. This blog is my testing ground. So, if I’m serious about being a writer… I really should write. I mean, a person serious about being a competitive eater doesn’t practice by starving himself right? Maybe he does.. ok, bad example. You get the point.
I read blogs like Carlos Whittaker’s and People of the Second Chance and Anne Jackson’s and I just wonder… “Where do they get the time?” I know they’ve got to be busier than me. They’ve got wives and husbands, kids and book tours. Radio tours and full time jobs on top of it all. I have one job, no book or radio tour, no kids and I’m planning a wedding. How can I not find the time? Maybe they don’t sleep. That’s got be it. They sleep 37 minutes a night. Jon Acuff is another one. If I were half as witty as he is, I’d be golden. This guy too.
Maybe I could spend some time writing instead of reading everybody else’s blog?? No, that’s not fun. You’ve got to read to learn and grow. Anyway, this is a long vomit-type blog to say that I’m still committed to this ‘ol thing. If you’re a subscriber or reader, stick around! There may be a day when your RSS feed has a little number next to my name letting you know that I’ve written something. (that always get my psyched when I see the (1) or (6) or whatever next to my rss feed).
Ok gang, thanks for reading… I’ll be back.
Oh and I know I’ve said this like 1 bazillion times. But I HAVE to do P90x starting this week because my wedding is in 93 days. Yeah, 93. Do the math. I have 3 days to spare if I start now. Tony Horton, here I come.