It’s been a few days

It’s been a few days, but I’ve had a lot going on. I’ve been busy with work and learning to navigate some newer things in my life. It’s sometimes hit or miss because, of course, I’m me. That said, I’m learning, and that counts for something. I’m not a big fan of making the same mistakes twice, so learning is an essential part of my personal growth.

I’ve come a long way in the last couple of years and I feel really good about that. I also feel really good about being able to acknowledge that as well.

Anyway, this last week has been relatively quiet but great memories were made.

We’ve been working out in the yard trying to get things ready for the outdoor part of our house’s facelift. It’s a work in progress but progress is being made, and that feels good. It’s not perfect and you know what, I’m okay with that.

If I had to sum up my life, I would do so by saying I’m a work in progress. While that is not something I’m ashamed of, sometimes it feels like it takes me forever to make progress and that can be frustrating. At the same time, I recognize that I’m going to make mistakes and while I know the people in my life forgive me, I need to do a better job of forgiving myself. Again, work in progress but I’m doing so much better.

I will never promise to be perfect because I’m not ever going to be. I’m not a perfect father, friend, son, brother or anything else. You get the the point. I can however, promise to always strive to do better. I get up every morning and try to give my kids the very best of me possible. It’s important to me that I give the people in my life, the best of what I have to offer because they deserve that.

Anyway, the boys and I are currently at my brother’s house, hanging out at the pool. The kids are all having a lot of fun and that makes me happy.

After this, I do have some plans for tonight that I’m looking forward to. For now, I’m enjoying the visit with family and I’m grateful for the time we have together.

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