overcoming average(?)

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dec 31, 2010

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this past year has been very good to me. it was such a huge turnaround from 2009 that it’s almost hard for me to believe that one followed the other. this year the band made some big steps in what i’ll refer to as our comeback. this was also the year that me and my lady love took our first major trip together just the two of us. most importantly though, this was the year that i found out i am going to become a father.

it’s been a long, long road with the band with many ups and downs. i remember new year’s eve one year ago and (after making a complete ass of myself on twitter with off-color jokes) how exciting it was to play such a high profile event. the rest of year we spent discovering how los angeles was going to treat us and we’ve learned some lessons. we’ve also made great connections and new relationships that we’re very grateful for. it also looks like we’ve set ourselves up for 2011 pretty well.

europe was an amazing time. in between fighting like cats and dogs, we really enjoyed ourselves. we saw amazing sights and ate some of the best food we’ve ever had. we, ironically enough, had the best meal of our lives in paris that happened to be spanish food. we were absolutely enamored by the beautiful things we saw, some in places that we didn’t expect. all evidence to the contrary, we actually do have tons of pictures from our trip, but something else has been taking up most of our time and energy.

we found out that we were pregnant the day we got home from europe. there’s tons of emotions that go along with all that, as i’m sure you parents already know. i’m quite proud of the fact that because i’ve recognized what has freaked me out about being a dad for so long i’m able to put it aside when i want to and just be excited. and i’m very excited. i’m even looking forward to the challenging parts, which i’m sure will change when i get there.

i’d be remiss if i left out this past month of writing. i really enjoy writing, even if it is just put out to the endless void of the internet. i have to thank my friend david for challenging me to write every day for a month. i wrote my first and only piece of fiction (which i urgently need a title for if you have any suggestions), and with this post right now i’ll have written every day for 30 days. i won’t be doing that in january, but i will try to put up one post a week this year. this website, wordpress, even has weekly suggestions for just such the occasion.

farewell, 2010. you were a good year and a fun looking number. i hope everyone starts out 2011 with a great night tonight.


Written by matt

December 31, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Posted in decemberblogging

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  1. I appreciate your writings dear Grandson. I, too, have learned a lot about you and so happy for you and Amanda. You ahve grown so much. I am proud.


    December 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm

  2. You’re welcome! I’ve enjoyed getting to know you more (both in person and through your writing)… Watch out for my #JanuaryWriting posts…


    December 31, 2010 at 11:04 pm

  3. Babe, you get cooler every day I know you. There’s not a single person I’d rather do this life with. I’m excited with you, AND I’m excited you’re so excited. Loved 2010 with you, I’m stoked about 2011 with you.

    Amanda Q

    January 5, 2011 at 2:00 am

  4. Congrats, bro!! And I’ve been enjoying reading this past month. Good luck on the short story contest!


    January 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

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