Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The start of something....

So the last few days I have been being slapped in the face with this notion that I need to be writing. I have always had an interest in writing, though I have never thought myself to be much of a writer. It started towards the end of last week I guess.

I have a couple of friends that I have recently followed their blogs and I won't mention any names but one was posting something every day for about a week and I was really enjoying reading it and then he stopped for about a week I would say. Then one day towards the end of last week I got an alert that he had posted a new post. In it he talked about his struggle to write everyday. I got that urge to write again.

Then yesterday I was at a professional development day with my colleagues and the speaker challenged us to tell our story, to write, to post a blog, to just get our story out there. It was there again, "write Matthew, write."

Then today, I get an email from a very dear colleague, mentor, and friend with a challenge to write for 31 days straight. Just as you can guess, there it was again. Well I decided after reading her post that I had to do it. Can I write 31 days straight, I have my doubts.

For anyone that knows me, my life is non-stop action. A wife, 6 kids, teaching, coaching, church, my classes, etc... It never seems to end.  So this is definitely going to be a struggle but I am going to give it a try. I need to be intentional about this and be determined to do it. So we will see what this little journey brings.

It starts today Oct. 1st and will end on Oct. 31st. It is one month, every single day of the month of October. I can do this and I invite you to come along for the ride. I am not going to promise it will always be enjoyable heck it may be sad, it may infuriate you, but what I hope is that I am able to make you think. I want you to think about things that I wonder about and share your opinions and ideas. I want you to think about your own journey in life, the past, the present, the future. I hope I stir emotions, I hope I help you remember things from the past that you haven't thought about lately. I hope to challenge you at times, encourage you at times, and maybe even have a bit of an impact in your life. I want to open up my journey to you, my readers, and give you a little peak into my life and what I face each day. Maybe just maybe I can have a positive impact on one person's life through this. Who knows, this may just be good therapy for those days that my class pushes me more than usual.

Welcome and I hope you join me on this adventure.


  1. Good for you! You should add a follow option on your sidebar so I can subscribe so I remember to read it. You should read my blog too!

  2. You just got slightly cooler having a blog. But only slightly. If you would have done it ten years ago...well then you would have been REALLY cool. Looking forward to reading.

    1. I think I wrote my first post probably over 20 years ago. It was my freshman year at CMU (1991) and I worked in a computer lab and the manager and I were messing with a new software or something that worked with the email system at the time. I can't remember what it was called but Uncle Richard probably could tell you.