Not exactly the best way to start a blog, eh? Shouldn't a blogger have a theme in mind, a plan, at the very least some vague idea of what he wants to say?! And yet here I sit, perhaps nailing the final nail into the coffin for this blog before I've even finished a paragraph--if you don't count that first standalone sentence as its own paragraph--by admitting that I don't have a single clue where to start.
Maybe an introduction is in order, at least. I'm a Catholic husband and father, unemployed and trying to find his method of contributing something to the greater world. I get that my primary vocation is as a husband and father, but I can't shake the feeling, the call, to do something that stretches my soul and my talents beyond the walls of my own home.
I guess, at the heart of it all, I'm starting this blog because I believe that I have something to say. It's not because I'm brilliant, it's not because I am all that eloquent. It's because we all have something to say; it's just a matter of finding our voices. God has given us each a mission, and has written on every heart some profound aspect of His Truth and Beauty that only that heart can fully express. Not one of us is "superfluous," we are all valuable in the hands of Him Who made us. I'm starting a blog because I dare to believe that includes me.
So please, join me on this journey of self expression. Rejoice with me in the beauty of this world, and mourn with me for the sorrows. Follow my story, here; I'll probably be "all over the place" but that's where the beautiful, the tragic, the wise and the confounding are to be found: "All over the place." If you'll come along for the ride, I promise to do my best to make it an interesting one. And I'll try to drive safely.
Thanks for checking in!