Skip to main content

My First Blog Entry

So, I've never been a blogger. As a matter-of-fact, I was always quite against it. I always wondered why people whose lives bore even themselves would ever think someone else would want to read about it. Further, I thought the question, "What in the world is Tyson up to?" is about as important to society as "Are we consuming too much garlic as a people?"

But then, it occurred to me (while I should have actually been working on my 50+ page case study for school), that I post things on Facebook quite a bit, and I seem to have a decent following therein. In addition, there is enough drama on Facebook. I don't want to be "that guy." But, I always appreciate the insight my friends and family give. And, it seems to be easier to seek when I can type it up all in one place. I don't have to call or e-mail everyone one-by-one.

2013 has been quite a year of ups-and-downs. It has also been a year of quite a few firsts. So, I will add to that list, my first blog. My first entry, and my first time actually giving into the world of blogging. Will this make me a "blogger?" Probably not. But who knows. I may really like it. To be honest, I probably won't post regularly, or, like with everything else, I will post a lot for a while, then not so much (or at all).

It has been a time of great introspect, as of late. I think it will be good for me at least, to put my thoughts down. Hopefully, it will be good for others as well. I hope I will at least have some regular readers. Maybe some of the things on here will even help others. I've always wanted to make a mark on the world for the better. And maybe this will be one step towards doing that.


Popular posts from this blog

Chronic illness and the loneliness it creates

This post is one that I have felt needed to be written for a long time. But I have avoided writing it for a number of reasons. I won't go into the why nots, but I will go into the reasons I feel like it needed to be written. To start the "whys," I will explain why I write a blog. There are 2 main reasons I blog, the first is rather selfish - it is therapeutic to me. I can't explain how or why, but it is. The second reason is really 2 fold - 1) it may help others by reading it 2) it may help others to help me. This will likely be a longer post that usual. You've been warned.

It may seem to odd to people that someone who is has been happily married for almost 10 years and has a child could ever feel lonely. Perhaps someone reading this is currently or has gone through a similar situation where they have a chronically, seriously ill spouse. If you are or have been in that situation and never felt lonely, I commend you and ask for your secret. If you are someone who…

Friends high and low, near and far

This is my first blog entry since February 2016. And what a lot has happened since then! I can't believe it has been that long. I kept meaning to make a new entry but life got the best of me. I had a lot to say and still do. Sometimes I just have a hard time putting it down. And I fear that as I start to type, I will change the subject over and over just like I do when speaking to people. Anyone who grew up with me, especially those of us in Deseret remember me being told by one of my church leaders that I have the attention span of a hummingbird. It's kindof an interesting phenomenon because when I talk, I can sometimes jump from topic to topic, with or without any sort of connection; but yet I did relatively well in school. They actually at one time thought that I may have some form of attention deficit, but when they realized I graduated Valedictorian (in college - I was far from that in high school), they said it isn't very likely I have a hard time paying attention. …

Homesickness at home?

First, I'd like to thank everyone who has added to my discussion on Facebook regarding feeling homesick while one is already "at home." While I didn't get responses from as many people as I was hoping and expecting, the quality of the responses I got was astounding. And I'll take quality over quantity.

This is something I've been thinking a lot about for the past few weeks since I first read someone asking if it is possible to feel homesick when one is at home. This question has really stuck with me, especially because it kind of put to words what I have been feeling for quite a while. We bought our current house in November 2009. So, one would think that after having been here for almost 8 years to the day, I'd feel at home. I don't. I wouldn't say I've never felt at home at all here, and I'm not sure if this feeling has just come up as of late since life as I knew it (and marriage and family life as I knew it) is now gone. Perhaps I hav…