On July 14th, I turned thirty. The big three-oh!
A lot has happened, and a lot has certainly changed in my life. I remember when I was the guy who would say: “Nah, I’ll never get married.” Alas, I am married and I have a daughter. Looking back, I wouldn’t change what I have for anything in the world. There is nothing more rewarding than being married to my best friend.
The world has changed. America has changed. Cost of living has changed. In some cases, for the good. However, most seem to be for the bad. Bod Dylan had it right. Hard times seem to be the definition of living these days, the standard. It’s hard to find a good job, and it seems to be consistently difficult to provide for those who matter the most.
No matter what is going on in America today, at least I still have my family… and my laptop. Let’s face it. I’m a thirty year old storyteller-father. And I’m loving every minute of it. I may have been in a slump as far as writing this week goes, but with a death in the family, a terminally ill grandfather (on my wife’s side) and Christa’s bruising antics, I would hope that most people would understand why.
Luckily, I bounce back pretty well. I hope to finish the new novel before Christmas.
Also, and completely unrelated to this post, thank all of you for checking out my very first movie review for “Let the Right One In” on babble-on-five’s website. Apparently, my review had almost 400 hits on it. That made me happy!