We all have ideas about fatherhood, but I think it was Mike Tyson that once said "Everyone has plan until they get punched in the mouth." If you're a dad, I bet you know what I'm talking about. This is a blog about the daring adventure of fatherhood and navigating the waters of an experience that is unique to each of us, yet connects us to one another in profound ways.
It's not about answers or the right or wrong ways to be a dad. In fact you don't even need to be a dad to find a connection here. It's about building a community through shared stories, and a common desire to see our families (and ourselves) thrive.
I dislike that family life is often referred to as "settling down" because there is nothing settling about it. In fact, it might be just the opposite.
Love is war.
Waking up and choosing to engage takes everything you've got and more. I've had a lot of days recently where I just feel so unworthy of it. Luckily, my little unit is there to pick me back up, brush me off, and help me move forward again.
disclaimer: I'm going to change.
I'm the father of two and am growing a family in partnership with my wife in Sacramento, CA. A few things about me that will give you insight into the themes that will come out in this blog:
Other than that we love cuddles, rainy days, dance parties, San Francisco Giants, and wine.
Lots of wine.
Thanks for coming along with the ride.