The year, thus far.

So, apparently there was a challenge issuedjuly_30th before I started to write on WordPress. Day #211 is here, July 30th, and thus far, those two-hundred and eleven days have seen many changes in my life.

I went on a cruise, my first real vacation with my wife in 24 years. First time back on the open ocean since I left the fleet back in 1993.

My son and daughter-in-law moved out of town to start their lives 2 and half hours north of us. That’s been a big change, not having them around on the constant basis. So far, I’m not sure if I am ok with it, but I think our relationship has taken a turn for the better.

My wife started college. Somehow I got roped into being her tutor. On a completely unrelated note, I am a horrible tutor.

My fixation on death has eased a bit. I’m not so consumed by it as much now. I think I’m getting to a better place, and the writing helps, giving me something to focus on. It does seem weird that as a Christian, I have this fear attached to the subject. Not so much the end result, but the process of it and how it will affect those I leave behind. I’m still trying to wrap my head about that, or unwrap.. or.. I don’t know.. something. But needless to say, it’s gotten better.

I officially announced stepping down as the youth director from the youth ministry I have run for the last few years. That was, and still is, a hard decision for me. A lot of my life is wrapped up in those kids, and even though I am not going anywhere, it’s still hitting me deep in my feels. I know it’s the right thing to do and I’m doing it for the right reasons but, even with all that, it still is a struggle. As I don’t really have any better way of saying it, I’ll leave it to the Doctor, who I think said it best….


All my Whovian’s will totally get this. If you don’t, seriously… start watching Doctor Who. Like, now.

Because, after writing that, I don’t really have a whole lot more to say.

At least on this subject.



2 thoughts on “The year, thus far.

  1. Change is hard for most people, even if it’s a change you want or feel is necessary. Even the Doctor knows that (total Whovian here). Hope you adjust sooner rather than later.


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