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.