Dad Things (And Other Interesting Things) - Issue #7
I really should publish this more often. Since the last issue, too many things have happened. The pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the nation. The murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the Black Lives Matter movement. It's completely insane that after almost 4 months, we're just barely easing up on shelter in place restrictions (although I think we should still stay home and stay away from enclosed places if at all possible).
Even with all that is going on, we should try to focus on what's good, because otherwise, everything just takes a toll on you.
Father's Day just passed, and since this newsletter IS called "Dad Things (And Other Interesting Things)", Happy belated Father's Day to all you dads out there and to my Dad. I turned 40. A birthday I won't ever forget. My kids are done with school and both are a year older. We're all healthy and we have each other. I'm thankful for that.
So with that, here are some interesting things I've stumbled across the past few weeks.
I came across this on my Twitter feed and I love lists like these. The entire list is great, but I love the last point: "The universe is conspiring behind your back to make you a success. This will be much easier to do if you embrace this pronoia."
Sometimes I wonder if I'm my wife and I are the only ones struggling through all of this. Reading this gives me solace that what we're experiencing and what we're feeling is normal.
I turned 40 last month which means I've been working for almost 20 years. I've advanced in my career, but I feel like something is missing. The first point in article really nails it: the work has to be the reward. This article is a great test to see if your life's work has been fulfilling.