Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Job insecurity

I'm so glad I didn't waste over 14 years of my life at a job I hated. I thought of this recently as I learned through the grapevine that a former co-worker of mine was now out of a job. He frequently complained about his job and had a folder on his hard drive titled "Get me outta here" filled with cover letters and resumes to various jobs he was applying for. As he grumbled about whatever task he was currently mired in, he would always tell me "at least it's job security."

Not anymore, bud. I'm not sure why he finally got the ax, but it might very well be a blessing in disguise. Cheers to you, Old Co-Worker. I hope you Discover the Possibilities that unemployment can bring.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

A new home for my old blog

I have a big announcement, loyal blog readers: my old blog has a new home.

Back at the end of 2006, I started my little blog here on Blogspot as an attempt to get the attention of a certain lady named Vivian. As a result, I wound up chronicling our entire relationship together — from when we just started dating all the way through the birth of our daughter Hannah. After nearly seven years of using Google's blog service, I've decided to roll up my sleeves and move my dear old blog to a new home on my own, personal website. I hope to continue updating it for you to read all the way to "'til death do us part."

Come on over and check it out!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Living well is the best revenge

Every now and then, I have to remind myself just how good I have it. I have a wonderful, loving wife, and two happy, adorable kids. We're debt-free, have a nice, yet modest, home in a city where there always seems to be something to do (with low crime and low cost of living to boot). We have two sets of parents nearby to help out and a whole lot of friends as well. Looking back over the past couple of years, I can honestly say that even the lowest points were filled with joy, and I'm happy to be able to share every moment with the people I love.

Thank you, everyone, for reminding me what it means to be truly blessed.