The First Scratch

It’s a brand new blog. It’s kinda like that feeling you get when you drive a new car off the lot. It’s perfect until you get that first scratch on it. Then each succeeding scratch becomes slightly less nerve-wracking. Blogs are kinda like that. The first post always makes me the most nervous. In fact sometimes I want to do a fake post before I do the real post just so nobody will think the real post is the first post. Confused yet?

The first scratch is always the worst, but it’s that collection of scratches that makes for fun stories to tell. Contrary to the television commercials, it’s not the brand new car you fall in love with. It’s the car that you took to Florida on vacation, or the one that drove you away on your wedding day. That’s the car you love like a family member.

Right now this blog is like a new car. Maybe this is the first scratch. I hope not, but if it is, at least we got it out of the way early. I have another blog that some of you may have read, but it is slightly more focused on a particular topic. This will just be a general purpose blog. It’ll be that place where I share ideas, try to organize my thoughts, or otherwise make heads and tails of my life. It’s the place where I’ll share, complain, brag, discuss, and pray. It’s where I’ll occasionally discuss the intersection of my story with the much bigger story God is unfolding in the world. It won’t have a particular theme or topic. Some days I’ll talk politics, business, church, family, philosophy, ministry, purpose, or…..well you get the idea. So if you’re looking for a highly focused, professional blog, you won’t find it here. There are lots of blogs out there that cover those topics. They even have cool ads and the writers get paid when you visit their site. So go check them out. But here it’s just me. If you don’t really care, that’s fine, I certainly have no authority to make you read it. It’s gonna be a journey. I don’t know the ending, but from here you’ll be able to join me for part of the adventure.

Let’s talk again soon.

Tyler