Maybe it’s cheesy but I have to give some thanks (and seeing as how Thanksgiving was yesterday, it seems appropriate).
This has been a year where I have no reason to feel sad, frustrated, or bitter in any way. New job, baby on the way, writing going strong. What’s there to complain about?! I am extremely thankful for this time in my life.
I am hard at work on the final newsletter of this year. Please sign up if you’re interested. I release three a year with news, book reviews, and an exclusive short story, which is set in the Shoals to the Hallowed world. Make sure to read up on the the latest flash fiction posts too to keep up to date.
Aside from that, my wife and I learned we are having a boy. I was certain we would be having a girl but I saw the ultrasound picture and there seems to be little doubt. Having a boy has made my mind begin envisioning who he will be and the greatness he will embody. He, being our first, will no doubt shape us in new ways as we learn to be parents but I cannot express how much joy and anticipation I have, knowing this little guy is going to have amazing parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents on both sides. They will all have an immense impact on his life.
Not to mention, I can’t wait to teach him about sports, video games, history, philosophy, and the various other subjects I enjoy myself. I learned a great deal from my dad, uncles, cousins, etc. If I have any apprehension at all, it’s knowing I’ll make mistakes and have to apologize to him for my shortcomings. I can’t imagine any father wants or enjoys such occurrences but I hope that my realization of it now will prepare me when it comes.
Call to Action: I hope everyone had a great holiday and has many things they are thankful for. Make sure to share those positive thoughts with others. It does the heart good to do so.