It’s been a little while, we should catch up

It’s been a really great week. I’ve been doing really well and while there have been some hiccups, the good far outweighs the bad. The biggest issue I’ve had to deal with was my Rodecaster Pro failing after a really important interview. It’s getting replaced but it’s causing delays. I had to reschedule a big interview with the Cleveland Clinic. It was supposed to release as we enter into autism awareness month but it’s now going to be delayed by at least a week.

I’ve also made another decision and it was a difficult one to make, but I think it’s for the best. I’m spread kinda thin and I don’t think that’s any big secret. Between the blog and the podcast, it can get overwhelming at times. I’m making some major changes in my life right now. One of those things is to better recognize my limits. I tend to take on too much sometimes. I try to help everyone and I forget that I’m one person.

After some careful thought, I’ve decided to slow down a bit on the podcast. It’s an unbelievable amount of work and I’m doing everything on my own. I feel like I’m putting out good quality content but at the same time, I think I could do better if I backed off a little bit, at least for now. Rather than publish every single Friday, I’m moving to every other Friday, or twice a month. There will probably be extra episodes that will fall in between but my goal is to slow down a little bit. I feel it’s best for now, if I focus on quality and not quantity.

That’s one thing.

The other thing is that I’m actively looking for a new house. At this point, I’m just going to rent for now because I’m not yet sure what I want to do in regards to something more permanent.

I’m working on some pretty big projects that have very real potential to both help tons of families, and change the lives of mine.

Also, last few weeks have been like a whirlwind and some amazing and wholey unexpected things have happened that dramatically shifted the course I have been charting for my new life. I will be fully vaccinated in the next couple of weeks and that is life altering in a million ways. We will still be very careful and mask up when not at home. That said, we will also be able to be with our loved ones who are also fully vaccinated as well.

I cannot wait to return to this place as soon as we can and make new memories. I have a whole new appreciation for it. I took this picture of a sunflower while at one of the stops along the way when we rode the Cuyahoga Valley train. I can’t wait to go back.

Having received my first dose a week or so ago, I have rekindled the hope I once carried for the future and I’m so looking forward to exploring it.

I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone who is getting the vaccine, especially to those closest to me. I cannot wait to see you because it feels like it’s been forever.

In other good news, the boys will be spending this Easter with their mom and grandparents. It’s been a long time since they’ve been able to visit and they’re super excited. We have begun ramping down some of the protections we had put in place because everyone is getting vaccinated or will be fully vaccinated within the next couple of weeks. The exception of course is Elliott and Emmett because they’re too young.

Like I said, we’re still going to exercise caution and commonsense but we are slowly beginning to open our lives back up, just a little anyway.

I apologize for my absence as of late but nothing is wrong. I’m actually doing really good, better than I have in a very long time. I’m making plans for the future and growing the business. I’m fully embracing my fresh start and I honestly love the life I’m building. I mean, I’ll be happier when we’ve put COVID behind us but I’m doing really good and the kids are doing really good. Now that I’m slowing things down a little bit, I should be in a better place to write. I’m looking forward to that.

Anyway, I really appreciate all the concern but everything is good. I’m hoping that I’ll be back on track next week. My equipment soon and I can resume recording for the podcast. I’m excited about that. Until then, I’m sorta dead in the water.

While I’m working on improving our lives, I feel so good about the road I’m on and I’ve not been able to say that in a very long time.

Again, I’m good and the kids are good. I feel like life is finally moving in the right direction and I’m not just along for the ride this time. ☺

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Amy

Wow! You have a lot going on! I don’t know about Ohio but houses here are moving SUPER fast so you shouldn’t have any problem selling your house for a decent profit. To make a suggestion that has helped me before, have someone come over and walk through as though they are buying it and let them tell you what needs to be fixed vs what can stay. We get so used to our surroundings that we sometimes no longer see a bad paint color or carpeting that needs replacing. Sometimes putting a few thousand in can get you several thousand back.

Cindy

Rob, I rented and it’s like putting your money into a dead horse. You have nothing to show for it in the end. I’d recommend taking the equity from the sale of your house and buy something. I couldn’t afford a house so bought a mobile and when I sold I made money on the mobile so was only out my pad rental which was way less then renting a house. With the sale of my mobile I had a down payment for a house and now am a home owner in a great area!

Becky Wiren

Glad to hear good news!

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