March 15, 2011

A Change of Speed

So, I turned 40 on Sunday.

I specifically didn't want a party, and so my wife kept it as low-key as you can make it without disappointing the kids (who see parties as a birthday must... especially the cake). It was, in most regards, just another day. But it wasn't. I'm not having the fabled "midlife crisis," but with everything else going on in the world, it has encouraged me to reflect upon what really matters, what doesn't, and a raft of opportunities that has opened up to me that I simply must seize while I may.

As a result, I will go ahead and predict that for the next little while, blogging will be a bit more sporadic in frequency and posts may be shorter as I concentrate on other things in my life. The up side of this is that I have wonderful co-bloggers that will continue to provide you with excellent, thoughtful commentary as the demands of their lives allow. Who knows... maybe my decreased posting will increase the quality of the blog. :-)

Thank you so much for following Confederate Yankee the last 6 1/2 years. We'll have many years ahead (I promise) but there are some things I simply must do while I can.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 15, 2011 09:47 AM

You have a lot of good fellow bloggers and followers. All of who will tell you how very important your family is. Do what is important - we'll keep the ship flying.

Posted by: North at March 15, 2011 09:54 AM

Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for all the great work you (and your fellow writers) do on this site.

May the Lord bless and keep you and your family as you go through this time of reflection.

Posted by: Trudy at March 15, 2011 10:04 AM

Wishing you a very happy birthday, and thanks.

Posted by: arb at March 15, 2011 11:20 AM

Blogging is important--you do it well and we all appreciate your efforts.

However, life and family are even more important. Do what you have to do, and enjoy the journey.

Posted by: Stoutcat at March 15, 2011 02:13 PM

Happy birthday brother. Welcome to the 40 and over club.

Remember, there will always be something to blog about. Family comes first!

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by: Tarheel Repub at March 15, 2011 02:53 PM

40? Heh. You're still a puppy.

But it is a good idea to spend quality time with the family, especially the kids, while you can. They grow up fast and you don't get do-overs on that.

Posted by: Tully at March 15, 2011 05:59 PM

Congrats on the big four-oh. Good luck with your other opportunities. Keep us posted on your progress.

Posted by: Junk Science Skeptic at March 16, 2011 12:59 AM

welcome to the world of adults :)

Posted by: JTW at March 16, 2011 08:52 AM

It isn't so bad and, sadly, is over a decade behind me. I hardly notice.
There is no such thing as time. It is only a perception to help keep us sane. There is only now and thus it always has been. Your entire life is NOW.

Posted by: Odins Acolyte at March 17, 2011 12:09 PM