I keep telling myself that this isn’t the end.  This is just the beginning.   I stare at the new blank note in Evernote wondering what I should write about.  I’ve got so many great ideas in my head but I can’t seem to get them down either on paper or somewhere online.

We have so many things to help us remember these ideas or keep the creative juices flowing that it is almost overwhelming.  Between all of the devices that I have you would think that keeping up with my blog would be easy.

It isn’t.  I will be upfront and honest.  You would think that I would be a hub of ideas with new posts coming out.  Not the case.  I’m not saying that this is from a lack of effort.  We all go through times where we end up pushing things to the side.  That is what has happened with The Rookie Dad.

Over the last three weeks there has been someone in the Rookie family who has been sick, including myself.  Luckily, I have yet to come down with the worst of it.  Knock on wood.  I’ve been focused so much at work and taking care of my family that I haven’t had much time to think about the things that I enjoy doing.   Running and writing.

this isn't the end - The Rookie Dad

I’ve even fallen off the wagon of being healthy.  I think that is part of this overall feeling as well.  Ever since I started taking a more active role in my health and exercise (pun intended) I noticed that everything else started to fall into place.  I was more alert, I could remember things, weirdly enough it gave me more time to write for my blog, and more importantly my patience was higher.

Although, during this stretch of time, I have discovered the geekdom that is Star Wars.  But, that is a post for another day.

As 2015 (slow down there it is still only 2014), I am looking back at the year that was.  This was the most stable of years that the Rookie family have had in the past few years.  There was no career change, there was no major accident, and Mrs. Rookie Dad started working as she comes closer to graduating law school.  This year was a pretty good one, even though it is ending on a down note as we are all getting over the flu.  (again knock on wood I don’t get it)

This is giving us all something to look forward to in 2015 though.  As mentioned, Mrs. Rookie Dad will be graduating and who knows what will happen after that.  While there are some uncertainties that come with that, I’m certain that what will come will be great.  Will we stay in Kansas City?  Will we stay in our current house?  Will we be making more money that will allow us to pay off our house faster? Will we have another kid?  (OK don’t get anything in your head yet)  These uncertainties give me peace though.  I know that we will end up better off then we have been in a very long time.

By now you are probably telling yourself that this post is sporadic, at best.  That is how my mind is right now.  A mishmash of thoughts.   The holidays couldn’t have hit at a better time to be honest.  I’ll be able to stop, hopefully, and reset my engines.

2015 is that blank note in Evernote.  That note isn’t the end, it is just the beginning.

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