I’m not really sure where to start today. It has been 3 months and 11 days since I last posted an entry and I have learned that the longer I go without posting, the harder it is to sit down and write. As such, I’m going to ask you to bear with me as I ramble my way back into the swing of things. I had originally only planned on taking a few weeks off while we dealt with some health issues and while the nerdettes started a new school year. Unfortunately the health issues have compounded and school never really slows down. As every day went by it has become easier and easier to push this crazy project to the back burner. In fact I came really very close to turning it all off a few weeks ago. However, about that same time two things happened that made me change my mind.
The first has to do with the health issues I mentioned earlier. About three weeks ago I went to the hospital with some fairly severe chest pain. Luckily, they have been able to determine that I did not have a heart attack, but after several “non-invasive” tests they still have not been able to definitively answer what is going on. So, next week I will go in for an angiogram which should, fingers crossed, tell us exactly what is happening inside my chest. I have to admit that the whole thing has me super freaked out. While it is true that I have not made it a priority to be healthy, I also never even considered that I might have to deal with these kinds of issues while I still have a 5 and 7 year old in the house. The thought of failing them because of my poor choices terrifies me in a way I could not have imagined 10 years ago.
Luckily right after this, another thing happened that, while not earth shattering, has totally helped me keep it together. If you know me well, you might know that one of my all time heroes is Wil Wheaton. I have always found his willingness to be genuine and honest to be inspiring. Also, he has managed to make a living doing the things he loves, and it just so happens a whole lot of what he loves, I love as well. Well not to long after my heart attack scare, Wil posts on his blog how he has decided on seven steps to reboot his life. It’s a great post that you should check out here. This got me thinking that what I really need is just a reboot as well. I don’t have to give up on everything I enjoy, but I could certainly do less of the things that hurt me and more of the things that don’t. One of those things that doesn’t hurt is writing, both here at Dad Vs The Nerdettes and also fiction writing that I gave up on years ago. Now I’m not writing down my own 7 steps yet because I figure some of those will be dictated by my doctor, but rest assured that once I have my “doctor’s orders” I’ll formalize my list and post it here. One of them will definitely be to spend a lot more time writing here. I’ll be counting on all you nerds and nerdettes to keep me honest.
Now for some housekeeping. You will be seeing some new pages coming online soon. The reason for this is the nerdettes have discovered I Carly on amazon prime and they both have decided they want to start making their own content. So in the coming weeks (months?) we will build them each a section that they can use to blog/vlog but I’m not sure what that is going to entail just yet. Additionally, while i still want this site to mostly be about spending more time with the nerdettes, I would also like to highlight some of my own nerd-dom as well. So you can expect to see some reviews and ramblings from me on more grown up type things.
As always, if there is anything you would like to see highlighted here or any ideas you want to share, feel free to leave a comment below. You can also email me at email@example.com or you can reach me through the social media doohickeys to the right. In the meantime, from the bottom of my slightly bruised heart, thanks for reading and keep it nerdy.