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Updated: Oct 26, 2021
Fatherhood is a Tough Gig.
I've worked in 100 degree heat, I've worked 14 hour shifts overnight, I've hauled hundreds of tires on and off of trucks. Those don't hold a candle to how fucking tough being a father can be.
My name is Jay.
As of this blog post I am in my early thirties and a father to the most amazing little boy to walk the earth. I've been married to a beautiful, elegant and mesmerizingly intelligent woman for just over two years now. While I have an amazing family, over the past 10 years I've slowly let myself go physically and much like other dads, want to be healthy for my family who need their father and husband.
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." - Maya Angelou
Dad Island Can be a Lonely Place
When you become a father, everything changes. You expect that before it happens and yet it still surprises you just how much everything changes. Most of the changes I went through were all positive. Some, however, weren't so great. I'm sure most dads can relate to the fact that certain areas of your life fall by the wayside when you become one and it can be challenging to cope with.
I'm starting this blog for a few reasons. Selfishly, I'm looking for a creative outlet I've lost since becoming a dad. I also recognize there are many blogs that are for mothers and women in general that us dads don't always feel like we have a community of our own and are on our own little island.
Every week (more or less) I intend to write about topics that impact me because I know I'm not the only one feeling what I'm feeling as I try to navigate fatherhood. I will be writing about how I'm trying to gain a healthier relationship with food. Ways I am getting exercise to improve myself. Books I read along the way that I think will help others or really just stuff other dads might enjoy. That's the beauty of writing your own blog, you can talk about whatever the fuck you want. I intend to.
Thank You For Joining Me
I'm excited to start this journey with fellow fathers, new and old, soon-to-be fathers or even mothers that are interested in reading about the perspective of being a dad.
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