First off, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there *smile* Being a dad is not always an easy job, but our kids are worth the effort, worth the moments of conflict, worth the time and attention. And, just as our children rely on their mothers for love and nurturing, so they rely on their dads for strength, security and guidance. While the “job” does not pay, the rewards are priceless and completely worth the effort and occasional heart break that comes as a part of parenting. Enjoy your days fellow dads and kudos for all the hard work you’ve invested in your kids futures.
Second – Yes, I am back. I want to thank all of you that stopped by to comment, tweet, email and generally support my family and I over the past week. While I’m not going to go into detail of what was going on, your support, concern and virtual hugs were greatly appreciated. I’m honored to have such wonderful friends *smile*
Third – (stop looking at my list, yeah you, I see you) – I read Steve Pressfields The War of Art a week ago, absolutely fantastic read. If you are a writer (high chance of that with this post) and you’ve ever found yourself as your greatest obstacle (what writer hasn’t?) and you’d like to discover the true nature of the obstacle (inner Resistance), how to overcome the obstacle and how to thrive – then, read this book! Yes, that is a mini review and my full endorsement of The War of Art. This may well be the most powerful book on the realities and path of the writer’s life I’ve ever read. I’m re-reading it currently, a bit slower this time and taking notes, so perhaps I’ll do an expanded review in the future.
Next (see I stopped using numbers), goals. I’m adjusting my goals. And, since there are only four days left in this round, I’m going to totally not say what they are until Round 3 starts. However, my primary goal is to write for at least one hour every day, no word count, whatever I get is fine as long as the time is dedicated solely to writing. For those of you that are a part of #teamsprinty be looking for me to pop in more often. I can’t say I’ll make it every day but I will be making an effort to spend my hour with all of you.
And now, well, I’m going to get some more coffee, do a little reading, a little writing, hug my wife and kids and enjoy my Father’s Day *smile*