July 2011

This pic of me in my Randle El throwback jersey was taken in May. I'm glad we started on the nursery then...
[The 5th of every month, I give a monthly transparency report.]

July was…interesting.  Top bullet points:

  • We saw Dr. Labor Day again.  Stephanie has multiple kidney stones and he recommended checking the baby’s lungs at 37 weeks.  If the lungs were strong, then he recommended inducing labor, C-section, and dealing with the kidney stones once and for all.
  • I went to an amazing church service in West Virginia.  It’ll be a story in the coming weeks here.
  • I realized I was trying too hard to be a “blogger”.  I write poetry.  I write short stories.  I perform spoken word.  Way to much time and research was spent trying to be something, instead of being me.  I realized I was caught up in how to get 100,000 subscribers this and how to make six figures from blogging that and trying to be on the A-list of blogging.  Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking anyone and there is nothing wrong with this.  But I don’t want to focus on numbers and trying to be like someone.  I want to focus on people.
  • There have been some design changes here, more in the coming weeks.
  • Oh, and Mahna Mahna was born 6.5 weeks early and is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until possibly her due date in mid- September.
Having a baby 6.5 weeks early teaches certain things such as “don’t wait” and “the plans you make may not become the plans you take.”  Lord knows, I love surprises 🙂
I’ve read several books this month:  Rework by Jonathan Fried and David Hansson, Poke the Box and Small is the New Big by Seth Godin, and Do the Work by Steven Pressfield.  These books are about rethinking how we view work, business, and how we create a living for ourselves.  (Also, when I put up a link, unless I state otherwise, it is not an affiliate link.  I wanted you to know to keep everything honest.)
For fantastic reads online, check out the amazing blogs of  Kyla, Alise, and Shanda.

My mind is still reeling from immediate fatherhood; reeling in such a great way.  Thank you for hanging in here another month; you are spankin’ awesome.

Until next month…


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