My Life, As It Were

November 9, 2012

“You really should be writing all these stories down. Seriously. You have so many crazy stories that you could write a book.”

This is something I have heard dozens of times in my adult life. “Sure, I’ll get around to it”, I always thought. And to be honest, they are right. In my 30 years of existence I have had quite an interesting life. Not a life that would necessarily jump off of the page at you, or even one that has been lived to its fullest extent, but one that has had its fair share of ups and downs, its triumphs and heartbreaks, and its moments of sheer absurdity. The book of life has many chapters; some more interesting than others. Some are funny, some are heartbreaking, and some just don’t make sense. The foreword is constantly being rewritten, and the epilogue is just a heartbeat away.

With this blog it is my intention to begin writing, in essence, the story of my life. Word for word, story by story, and in no particular order. A tall task I know, but I intend to give it my best effort. I won’t share everything. Some stories are best left untold. And to respect the privacy of other parties involved I may often change a name here and there. I will also try my best to steer clear of politics and religion. There is enough division in this world, and I don’t intend to let it infiltrate my little corner of the worldwide web.

My hope is that these stories can help inspire you. Make you think. Make you laugh. Lift your spirits. Even if they do nothing more than give you a nice little distraction from this crazy world, then I will have accomplished my goal. And perhaps no one will read these stories. I am after all, just a man, with no extraordinary accomplishments. But to me, I have lived an extraordinary life. And if this blog serves no other purpose than for me to chronicle the random events that have made up my life so far, that’s just fine with me. I look forward to finally putting my stories to words, and I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!

– Josh