This is new to me. This is ALL new to me. New career, new outlook on life, etc.
My plan is to use this to share thoughts, ideas, and experiences I have as I make things in my shop. But rather than have rules regarding what I can and can’t write, I’m going to also use this blog to share the contents of my head, or lack-there-of. Already there are a lot of topics that I know I want to write about here, but as I’m planning to give this the “college try”, I’m in no hurry to share them all at once.
So for now, at nearly 4:30am, unable to calm my brain enough to sleep, I’ll start off by telling you who I am. This is the part where, when I’ve asked others about themselves, more times than not they tell me what they DO, rather than who they ARE. So…. I’m Matt: a nearly 46-year-old married father of three who is finally beginning to understand who I am, what makes me tick, what my turn-ons and turn-offs are, and how I (and others) communicate in both positive and negative ways. I like to laugh, but not as much as I like making others laugh. I love my family, and if I had to admit any regrets I have, the ONE I can think of is not spending more time in the “now” with them. I was a teacher at one time (for quite some time) which enabled me to channel my desire to help other people in a positive way, but I much prefer to be a student (as long as I’m learning something that interests me). My circle of friends is small, but almost all of them have been a friend for more than 25 years. For the first time in my life I actually enjoy meeting new people, making a new friend here and there, and talking with folks outside of my circle of friends/family. I’ve experienced some horrible losses, and they messed me up; but I’m learning it’s ok to not be ok sometimes. But I’m ok. I’m me.