After 16 months of writing the Dadrenaline Blog, it is time to add a whole different twist to sharing content. Welcome to the Dadrenaline Podcast, a chance for me to share a variety of things connected to faith and family. But first, let’s get to know each other a little bit with a little introduction.
I took my friend Kyle out for breakfast for his birthday last weekend. We are both fans of Seinfeld and I had recently heard about a Seinfeld themed diner called Little Jerry’s located about halfway between the towns Kyle and I live in. Kyle and I were best friends in high school, spent a lot of time together in our 20′s, and he even visited me in Japan for a couple weeks when I lived there. But once we started having families of our own, we had less and less time for our friendship.
When I started writing Dadrenaline almost 17 months ago, my main goal was to find an outlet to express the good things that were happening in my life even as I struggled with the unhappiness at my job at the time. The passion I had for writing eventually evolved into a profound joy in helping people face the same issues I was facing, and continue to face daily. But that is no longer enough. Although I still love writing, I just don’t feel like it’s enough to help other people as often or as much as I would like to.
If you’re on Facebook you may have noticed your friends posting a daily “what I’m thankful for”. I’ve actually seen people doing this every year since I joined Facebook in 2008 but for some reason I never notice until the second week of November. By then I decide not to do it myself because I’m afraid I’ll look like I’m jumping on the bandwagon late. I know, that’s silly, but it’s how this brain works. Don’t judge me.
“How do I know my kids love me? Because they tell me right before they ask for money.”