Monday, October 8, 2012

What's New? (Part 1 of 3)

Night out with Tom and Bee! August 2012
I wanna talk to you in real life! With eye contact and vocal cord vibrations; the good stuff, ya know?

You’ve been my friend. 
You've thought of me and Dani as we've tumbled through these last few years. You've even read my stuff and written back.

You've sent text messages, Facebook messages, and voicemail messages. You've said prayers, bought books, and mailed Red Lobster gift cards! You've invited us to picnics, parties, and small groups. You've written to us, cried with us, and laughed for us when we forgot how.

In short, you refused to let us sink.

It's no secret that the last few years have been challenging for Dani and me. I've documented my various problems quite publicly, so there's a good chance you have an impression - good or bad.

But about 13 months ago I stopped blogging regularly and kinda fell off the grid. I was changing in ways I didn’t understand, and I wasn’t sure what that meant for my blog. I only knew I wasn’t angry anymore.

A lot has changed - both internally and externally - since then. I’ve settled my major questions, I’ve let go of my major resentments, I’ve identified a personal sense of  life purpose, and I’ve started action stepping in that direction.

Last month someone asked if I was still working toward nursing school. I'm not. Yesterday someone asked if I was still working construction. I'm not! And today someone asked if I still weighed 210 pounds. I don't!

Ok, nobody asked about my weight, but still... :)
Anyway, in case you're interested, tomorrow I'll post a rapid-fire run-through of 7 the top 14 moments of the last 12 months.

How has life been for you since October 2011?


  1. Matthew, it has been a while since we chatted, glad to hear you are heading in the right direction. It sounds like our paths have been a bit similar as the last 8 months or so have been my turn around time as well. God has really opened my eyes to the truth of His love. I am excited to hear what He is doing in your life!

    1. Hey Jeff! You're right, it has been a long time. I'm glad to hear you're doing well! Any chance you're coming this way on an adventure or two?

  2. I've been eating cupcakes and hanging out with cool friends. ;)

    1. If you had to pick between the cupcakes we had at La Tea Da that night, and the queso we had at Selena's, which would you choose? Can you even compare cupcakes and queso? :)