One of the most difficult things to admit in life is that people around you affect you in ways you don’t realize right away. One of them was the association that I made of people with activities.
Previous relationships have really tainted some aspects of my life, from photography to even blogging. An activity you used to enjoy or shared with someone can become something that you really don’t want to do as much anymore. That really has slowed down a couple of hobbies that I used to have and I am trying to leave that back in 2015.
Removing people from an activity requires the mental cleansing that sometimes does not happen over night, but admitting that the people are part of the issue seems to help. It can be as simple as that hot dog stand that you used to visit with a person, or that trail you once though was the most awesome place in the world.
I admit that one of those activities was blogging. I had really loved it but started to associate negative things to it. From the fear of an employer reading and misinterpreting something, to the fear that every word can be scrutinized in the future and turned against you. I wondered if it was better to just let go of the blog altogether and start using another venue for writing. Then a kid entered the picture and this new community of bloggers opened up to me.
I don’t think this is a daddy blog per-say, but I am a dad that happens to also be a blogger. I do want to share my experiences with it while still keeping this what it had been in the past. This along with other hobbies is what I want to concentrate on 2016. Waking up once again little aspects of my life that kind of went dormant for many reasons.
This place has always helped me organize thoughts. While the ranting sometimes simply confuses some people others seem to get lots out of it. As long as this place continues to help me and once in a while it sparks something for others, it will continue to be a positive for me.