You know what I’ve discovered lately?
That this blog has changed the way I talk about myself, specifically when it comes to people I haven’t seen in a while.
Lately I’ve been reconnecting with people I went to school with and when they ask me; “What have you been up to?” I can’t lie because they can find all of the details here. I knew I should have written fake posts about being an astronaut or at least exercised some editorial restraint when it came to talking about the many years when my life was an absolute grease fire (or as my wife called it, a charming disaster). Live and learn I suppose but on the bright side my train wreck has as least been entertaining, at least I hope it has been.
Now, when someone from back home asks me what I’ve been up to I’m going to just tell them the truth. “Things have not gone according to plan, if there ever was a plan. In fact my life is a lot like the Wizard of Oz: I’m far from home and I don’t understand anything yet somehow there’s a happy ending…but I’m not wearing a gingham dress”.