Why Blogging. An Introduction.

I realize that an “introduction” is a little late with three posts already preceding it, but there are some new people joining us who may want to know a little about me.

616455_4577538633260_1620940743_oDarren is what my Edna Mae Maynard named me, 3 decades ago, so Darren is what I go by. I have twins. Identical boys. I’m a student at Ohio University, studying for my Bachelor’s (Nursing). In the summer I’m all about going to amusement parks and riding coasters. I’m hands up all the way! I love to travel, even if it’s to places I’ve already visited. It’s the traveling that I love. I sing in the shower and I am a really good singer. When I’m home alone I hook my iPhone up, find my “jam,” hit replay and “perform.” Tickets are on sale now. I read on an Amazon kindle, avidly. I’m doing my part to save a tree or two and that’s good, right? My favorite past time is snapping pictures. I love, love, love photography. I have an SLR camera that I don’t use much. It’s iPhone only here. I take many pictures — I can fill 16 GB in no time — but only a small fraction of them are ever good enough to be seen my others. My secret passion (shhh) is commercial aviation. I know much about types of aircraft and airlines. I even collect model aircraft. Most of all I love being a dad!

For years I’ve wanted to maintain a blog. The problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to blog about. I have so many interests, as you can tell. So, what I did, I wrote down everything above and decided that I would write about . . . being a dad. How much simpler can it be?

I told my wife the other day that I started the blog. When she asked me what it would be about I told her I was going to use it as a sort of personal diary, in a public way. She said it better not be too personal. I said it wouldn’t.

With my busy college life I’m hoping to be able to keep up with the blog, at least weekly. I think I will gain a sense of personal fulfillment with this blog by providing some insight to new dads (with singles and multiples). I’m also hoping that others will gain interest in my experience as a dad, raising twins, going to college, and all with the help of an extremely supportive wife.

Starting Anew

Over the years I’ve thought about other ways I could use a blog to gain some sort of exposure. My conclusion was to blog about my life as a father of twins and going to college to build a career. It’s the only thing that made sense to me because it is what I am. So, I signed on to my WordPress account and explored the site. Some about me: You already know I have twins. They’re identical boys, 10 years old. I’m a student at Ohio University, studying for my BSN (Nursing). In the summer I’m all about going to amusement parks and riding roller coasters. I love to travel, when I have the chance, even if it’s to places I’ve already visited. It’s the traveling that I love. I enjoy singing in the shower. When I’m home alone I hook my iPhone up and hit “replay” and “perform.” Tickets, anyone? I read on an Amazon kindle. I’m doing my part to save a tree and that’s good, right? My secret passion is commercial aviation. I know much about aircraft and airlines. My favorite interest is snapping pictures. I love, love, love photography. I have an SLR camera that I don’t use. It’s iPhone only here. I take many pictures, but only a small fraction of them are ever seen my others. I’m hoping to be able to keep up with this blog, post fun and interesting things that explain what it feels like to be a father with twins who’s in college. I’m also hoping that a few of you will tag along with me and maybe find something interesting in my family’s life. Please, stay tuned for what’s to come.