Side Note: Thinking for me is always a dangerous thing because usually this is followed by some sort of hair-brained, crazy idea that either gets me into trouble, or I end up doing something that is larger than life. Go big or go home. Right?
Anyway as I said, I was thinking that I needed an outlet where I could be creative and express myself. I also wanted to get some of the fun, crazy stories my family has experienced on this adventure we call the Life of a Hunter.
Side Note: When I told Chrissy (my amazing, smart, beautiful wife) my idea, She encouragingly said, I don’t think we have a lot of entertaining stories from our lives; of course I had to emphatically disagree and press on.
The last thing I needed was to have some accountability.
I decided to challenge myself to a year of stories. So I made my mind up, I would come up with 52 stories over the next year. I may do more, and that’s okay, but the challenge is at the end of 52 weeks I would have completed 52 stories/rants/experiences that in some way gives a reader a glimpse into the Hunter Adventure.
To keep me accountable I thought what better way than to post it somewhere for the entire world to see. Brilliant!
Side Note: Some days I feel like a live in a fish bowl, so why not let the entire world see things from my point of view?
Not that I would have huge following that would rave about how funny my life has been and send fan mail to beg for more stories of my life.
It’s just the fact, that there maybe someone out there who notices that on one week, I don’t write. Then I see them and they say, “Hey, don’t I know you? Yeah, you’re that guy that challenged himself to that crazy idea of writing a story a week, and then posting it for the world to see?”
Then I will have to say shamefully,” Yes, yes! (emotional crying out loud) It’s me!” I will then hang my head in despair, take the cone of shame, place it around my neck, hunch over, slowly turn and walk away.
So, yup pretty sure this will motivate me and keep me accountable for the 52 weeks.
I’m not sure it will be entertaining, witty or even funny. More than likely it will not be grammatically correct. It may even have a few misspelled words. What I am sure of is that it will be authentic, truthful, and full of crazy thoughts. It may even have some raw transparency that shows who I am.
So to start I have a list of topics that well exceeds 52. If you want, follow my blog and help keep me accountable, this way I don’t have to wear the cone of shame! I would welcome it your help!
You could even subscribe to my blog! That way if you miss a post for some reason and we see each other in public, we won’t have any kind of huge argument, that store management or local authorities would have to break up as we get our pictures on the nightly news. Yeah… so, you might want to bypass all that and subscribe.
Okay, well… start week is done!
On to the next weeks topic: Frogs, Frogs, and More Frogs!