Starting Fresh, Starting Over

If these quarantine times have offered any value at all, it’s the gift of time. AmIright? (Unless you’re a healthcare or retail worker, or hold any position that has been deemed essential, then you truly are a hero worthy of Tony Stark’s EDITH glasses.)

But for the rest of us, we’ve been given the opportunity to rekindle our in-home relationships, re-examine our life paths, and revisit forgotten dreams.

You’ll notice that I’ve changed the name of this blog. It’s part of starting fresh, starting over. ¬†That’s pretty easy to do when you get permanently let go from your job due to a global pandemic. Starting over can also feel a little obligatory when your cardiologist says to you, “Well, you’re one of 12% of people with your rare condition that’s still alive at your age.” Also, “Your heart is deteriorating, so you can’t be doing manual labor anymore. Unless you want to DIE!”

Well, that last part is a little fabricated. But yeah, the internal heart is ticking loudly, I’m losing sleep over it, the world’s going to the crapper… But, I’ve at least been given the chance to re-establish my relationship with my family after a couple of tumultuous years.

I’ll be expanding more of these topics in subsequent posts. Oh, what fun.

Oh! And at the behest of some friends, Sarabeth and I started a YouTube channel in case you don’t like reading blog posts. Our video discussions and blog posts (which I’ll be writing most of) won’t always coincide, but it’s at least something else you can follow and enjoy as we wait for the world to open back up, if it ever does.


Published by Andrew Toy

Writer when I'm not being a husband or dad. So mostly just a husband and dad.

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