Well, this is my first post. I guess this is my time to shine, to come up with something clever and witty to blow you away and make you go “Phwoah! I need to subscribe!! I wanna read EVERYTHING this guy says!”
But the truth of the matter is, I’m a nervous wreck right now. It’s a little past midnight and my wife and son are fast asleep. I can hear my mom snoring away in the other room. I’m sitting at the dining table, with the lights off and tapping away on the keyboard like I’m doing something important.
This is not important. Not right now, anyway. If my wife wakes up right now and asks me why I’m not in bed yet, I don’t have a good answer. I could tell her I’m working on my first blog post but I don’t think she’ll find that impressive. And I don’t blame her.
I’m just a normal dude, a dad and a husband. I just turned 33 in June but I feel more like 23. I have big dreams. And I wanna write them down, work on them and keep myself accountable. I’m on a journey, folks.
This blog (and my life) has 3 themes:
Making an Income on the Side
I gotta be honest with you. At this very moment, I’m jobless. So it won’t technically be on the side but you get what I mean. I’m actively looking for a job but I want to create a solid stream of income on the side. I do have a small web consulting business but I want to explore passive income ideas. This is essential to paying down debt, building up savings and ultimately, living a more abundant life.
Have you seen Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Bring on the Learning Revolution“? I’m no hippy but I really do believe that the traditional education system is broken. I’ve got my eyes and heart set on the Green School for when my son turns 5. When he’s older, we’re planning to worldschool. If he wants to become a doctor or lawyer, I’ll happily send him to a ‘real’ school but if not, I want to encourage him to carve out his own path.
Being an Awesome Dad
Growing up, I always told myself I’d be an awesome dad but really, I had no idea. Being an awesome dad isn’t just about being a Jedi Knight at changing diapers. You have a living, breathing little human being who needs you to protect and nurture him. When was the last time to someone needed you? What, Joe needed you to print an extra copy of the marketing report at the office yesterday? Screw that. Little Timmy needs you to feed him. Coz if you don’t feed him, he will starve. That’s heavy. That’s important. Varun (that’s my son) is my life’s purpose. I created him – admittedly, with a lot of help from my wife – and it’s my duty to be an awesome dad to him.
So yeah, that’s what all the fuss is about. If this resonates with you, stick around and we can be friends.I’ll try stuff, make mistakes so you don’t have to and share everything that I learn.
If not, you can click away and leave. But if you’ve read this far, I’m hoping you’ve already decided to stay. I promise it’ll get better from here on.