Greetings from southern Wisconsin! This is my first attempt at a blog in a very long time. I have written some blogs in years past, and for whatever reason, they died out. I’m hoping for a longer run this time around.
I suppose the pertinent question would be, “why a blog?” Well, why not?! I’ve had an itch to write for a long time, and I could never really figure out what to write. I think that by starting with a blog, I can see what I want to do and go from there. Years and years ago, I did quite a bit of creative writing and I enjoyed doing it. It allowed me to escape into a fantasy world of my own choosing and to see how things played out. That’s one of the reasons I love to read today. It is an escape into a fantasy world, although not one of my own creation. So, someday I would love to be able to start up with creative writing again and have my own fantasy world.
What will this blog be about? Good question! I have no idea. I think that it will primarily serve as a platform for me to write about whatever is on my mind. Narcissistic? Sure, but I’m also open to ideas. I hope that as I go along with this, people will be drawn to it and I’ll build a bit of a following.
A bit more about me so you know who you are reading or choosing to ignore. I’m a 44 year old guy who grew up in Michigan, moved away for 20 years, and have boomeranged back to the Great Lakes region. I’m a proud Michigan State grad (hence the Spartan) and avid Spartan athletics fan. I moved to Wisconsin with my significant other just a hair over a year ago after nearly 20 years away from this part of the country (2 years in Kansas, 18 years in Colorado). We rented a house in McFarland the past year, and just bought a beautiful house on an acre and a half along the Sugar River just outside of Brodhead. It is our own little slice of paradise, and I’m so lucky to have such a wonderful woman to share it with.
I work in IT as a desktop engineer for a large software company just outside of Madison. It has been an adventure changing jobs after being with the same company for nearly 15 years. I decided it was time for a change of both job and scenery when I made the move here. Neither one of us has regretted it one bit. She was able to keep her job with the company I left (we met at work), and relocate out here. It was the best of both worlds.
I have an almost 17 year old son who lives out of state. He’s a pretty amazing kid, and is looking at going to school here in Wisconsin for college. He wants to be a Badger if he can get in, and he’s working hard towards that goal. I would love to have him around for his college years.
That’s a bit about me. Oh, my name is Chris. I’m wanting to stay semi-anonymous here, so first name only. Although, anyone who does know me and stumbles across this blog will know exactly who I am. That’s ok, though. I’m not trying to advertise the blog or anything like that, so anonymity is good.
So, this was the first post! I hope that if you did stumble across this site, you enjoyed what you read. I have no fixed timeline or schedule of postings that I want to do. Maybe three or four some weeks, maybe just one or two in others. If you, dear reader, wishes a specific topic, just let me know. Otherwise, it will likely be whatever is on my mind. Take care, and see you next time.