2018. We made it!
I’ve had great time here over the past six years. You’ve been kind enough to let me bend your ear for all that time. I appreciate each and every one of you and I want you to know how fulfilling it’s been to have a place to create, to vent and to pass along a few things I’ve learned as I’ve traveled along my way.
The gym has always been a place where I’ve challenged myself physically and mentally. It’s a place where I’ve been blessed to meet and to keep company with wonderful people who have similar interests. It’s a haven where I don’t have to explain my interest in beautiful physiques and in sculpting muscle to match the aesthetic I find so pleasing.
My presence on Bodybuilding.com and here in the WordPress blogosphere has been a lovely and welcome extension of my life in (and sometimes out of) the gym but I feel things changing, moving and morphing as they always do over time.
I’m not sure what’s around the corner. I know fitness pursuits will always be a big part of my life so that’s not in question but my boys are getting older and I have a little more time to fit additional things into my schedule. I know I want to be useful so some of that time will be volunteered (probably to veteran’s causes and to try and help the Christians in the Middle East and North Africa). I also have a couple things that have been on the back burner for a long time. I want to try my hand at yoga. I’ve always been strong but I’m not flexible and as I age, I think it’s important to work on that. I’d like to pursue photography. I don’t mean in an academic or pedantic way, I just want to get outside and play with my cameras. Since writing has always played a big role in how I express myself, I might try my hand at a photo journal or make a blog devoted to my favorite huskies. We shall see.
At any rate, I’m not going to delete this site in the short term because I think there’s lots of good information (and encouragement) for beginning lifters, especially in the early years of my writing here. I will still answer mail I get here for now, I just won’t be adding additional posts in the future.
Thank you for your encouragement and company. I wish you all the best this coming year and beyond. Remember to be gentle with yourself.
God bless you, God bless our troops, our veterans and…
Signing off, with love and gratitude,