Now that I have your attention. . .
I have resisted blogging in the past for several reasons. For one, it seemed arrogant. Do I really think that I am so important that people want to hear my thoughts? Blogging, I reasoned, is an act of self-absorption.
On the other hand, I reasoned, blogging seemed fit for those that are just really lonely. While I do live overseas and have spent my fair share of nights walking the streets of Asia alone or reading on back decks of towering mega-city apartments with nothing but a book and my iPod, I have never envisioned myself as the lonely type.
Then things began to change. I began to read blogs. Blogs of friends. Blogs of experts. Blogs of gurus. Blogs of problem solvers of all types. I began to love these blogs and gained greatly from them, both in knowledge and in enjoyment.
It is in this vein that I have landed at this blog. I guess I am self-absorbed enough to hope that someone can gain some level of enjoyment and/or benefit from reading about my life, experiences, successes, and failures. My life has been made richer and fuller by many others that have shared their lives, experiences, and knowledge in avenues such as blogs. It is my honest prayer that this site will likewise be a blessing to others.
I am lonely enough to hope that this blog is a way of connecting with friends, family, and maybe even some that I don’t yet know personally in a meaningful way. Turning 40 recently, being single, living FAR away from ALL of my family and [Read more…]