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My work has been very gracious and has let me go 2 weeks early and will pay me until the end of the month, this is a great blessing and very much appreciated!  I have a lot to do and it is just starting to sink in that I don’t have much time left, to get it all done.  I dropped my daughter back off at college yesterday and as I drove home I, of course, got a little nostalgic.  I have been blessed with so many great things, friends and a family that amaze me everyday.  Without all the encouragement and people cheering me on, I don’t know where I would be at!  I know some are tuning in to see if this thing is going to be a train wreck, but  I know those people are the ones that will find the humor in all of this and I need that kind of support also!

I have been packing things up and bringing some of my daughters things over to my ex-wife’s place for storage, she of course thought it would be a great opportunity for her to get some help organizing her storage locker, which I was more than willing to do, as I went through some of the things she had in storage I came across a bunch of stuff from when we were married (been divorce 7 years).  Memories are wonderful things, you can never go back and relive those experiences physically but I sure do relive the good ones on a regular basis.  I don’t live in the past but I at times wish I was more aware when I was having all those wonderful experiences.

The great thing about getting older and obtaining all the wisdom from the past experiences is that I am taking in my daily life more fully, forgiving and forgetting much faster, and seeing things as they are and not as I want them to be.  I realize everyone have flaws and imperfections that they are working on and I don’t need to point those things out as quickly as I once did, unless of course you are driving like an idiot and then we might have a problem, I am very quick to judge then…

I am very grateful to have all of you in my life, you have taught me much.  I started writing that I am lucky to have you all in my life, but I don’t think luck has much to do with it, it is what you make of the opportunities and interactions with others.   Well I hope that rant made sense to you, you guys thought this was going to be about baseball, we will eventually get to all of that, this is about me having the courage to open up and show you who I am, show you what my passions are, and go out and do something that will help me embrace life as fully as I can.

Remember this is a social experiment, in my mind, for this to work you have to know who I am so I can go out and write about what is authentic and real with the fan experience of baseball.  Please also remember I have had no training as a writer or journalist, if I go off on some disjointed train of thought, please just go with it, or you can point it out in the comment section because then I know someone was actually reading this.  To the grammar police, I admire you and I wish to be at your level some day, if I screw up and put “your” when I should have put “you’re”, point that stuff out because I know better with that one!

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3 thoughts on “Nostalgic

  1. It’s great to read that you are able to take some time to get things organized & ready for your road trip. Having time to go back in time is good, too. A reflection of events, learning from experience & using that to go forward. It’s exciting & scary at the same time. But, sometimes we need something totally different to judge within ourselves what truly is important. The people you will meet will add many memorable moments & fantastic stories shared.
    And writing…straight & to the point. You won’t be writing a book -yet. Remember, blogging is ‘in a nutshell” type of writing. Write your draft. Walk away…then come back to re-read, edit & you’ll be good to go.
    Just remember…readers in general don’t want a novel to read…short, sweet & to the point but informative.
    You will do great!

    1. Thanks Beth! I really appreciate all the support and insight that you have given me!

      1. You are welcome. As a reader, and a new fan 😉 … it’s exciting to watch someone’s dream become reality, ‘living’ the experience, as it unfolds and flourishes, with you. You’ll be great!

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