Personal Life Update

Did you miss me?

It’s been two months since my last post without explanation, and I feel really poopy about that (using high-brow literary terms here, you guys). But, I swear I have a good explanation that’s not just me sitting in a dark room playing Among Us.

For those of you who don’t know, for the past few years I’ve been a mail carrier. Writing is my passion, but it doesn’t keep the lights on! I didn’t really talk about my out-of-trade work because that’s just not what this blog was about. Suffice to say, I didn’t LOVE that job, but it did what it needed to for me when my family and I were living in Oregon. Yes, I said when we WERE living in Oregon.

I’ve recently started a new career, a lot more creative than being a mailman, that’s taken us out of the emerald trees of the Pacific Northwest and into the golden sands of Arizona. Regular readers will know I was raised mostly in Arizona and that this move is taking me back to my roots. For my brave, wonderful wife,Victoria, it isn’t such an easy transition. Not to say it’s an easy transition for any of us, but we are stepping out in faith. A change in lifestyle. A change in pace. A hope and a prayer. Those are the things keeping us on our toes right now.

I came ahead of Victoria and our daughter to start working alongside some longtime and wonderful friends and to find a new place for us to live down here where the sun shines a little brighter. So far, it’s been two weeks apart, and it’s the worst thing! We are talking every day, though, and our baby girl recognizes me through FaceTime (the biggest gift in the world right now). We know we’re doing the right thing, but it’s a hard thing. I keep telling myself that nothing worth doing has ever been easy—and I hope that’s accurate.

In any case, I’m going to continue to write, because that’s what writers do. I’ve been working on a new book in the background, as well, and I hope to share that with you soon. But I digress. The blog will continue! I plan on getting back into my regular groove and regular posts.

Now, I have a request for you, the readers! Or maybe just reader. Don’t want to give myself too much credit here. Any advice on a cross-country move? I did it a bunch as a kid, but now that I’m in the driver seat of this life change, it’s a whole different game, folks. Feel free to comment your thoughts!

Be safe everyone. Don’t forget to vote this November. And I’ll talk to you all in a couple weeks.

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