My First Post

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.