07.04.08

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Well, this one goes out to all the readers in the United States. I am currently in San Antonio, Texas visiting some old college friends of my wife and I. They recently had a baby who is absolutely adorable and has boundless energy. I don’t think I have ever been around a baby so little who has such a lust for life. She barely sleeps and is constantly smiling and ready to go. She is already making all kinds of sounds and even standing by pulling herself up on the sofa. All of that is happening while she is only 7 months old. I think she is going to be some kind of a child genius. It doesn’t surprise me though since my friend is working on his P.H.D. at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

It’s always good to get away and see old friends. I rarely get personal on this blog and sometimes I think I should more often because that is what people like. I have been really stressed out lately trying to figure out how to earn more income for my wife and I since she is really ready to have a child. I want to be able to provide for her and my baby when the time comes and it has just been hard to earn enough in this field to do so. The United States has become a lot tougher place in the last 10 years for younger couples and the future doesn’t always look so bright either. It’s a hard time right now I think for everyone. I would love it if I did well enough that my wife could stay home for a year and take care of our baby but I just don’t and that weighs heavy on me. It’s hard not to get down and be a little angry sometimes and when that happens I sometimes bite the hand that feeds me and then make it even worse for myself.

So, I am trying a lot of new things in the future to try to get the ball rolling more for myself. Hopefully some of those things will pan out. It’s been a crazy year so far with this blog and in my own personal work. I never thought it would attract the attention that it has but I am just getting started. I really want to start doing interviews this year with other people in the creative industry and starting to add some new content to the site that will make it a lot more resourceful and meaningful for people.

Happy 4th everyone and if you have the chance to, take some time for yourself or to spend with your family. I’ll try to keep posting a few things here and there while I am on the road and I will be back in the saddle again fulltime come Monday.

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4 Responses to “Happy 4th of July”

  1. Jeff Bowman Says:

    and its also my brithday, happy jeffdependance day

    nice one

  2. Christopher Cox Says:

    Well, happy birthday Jeff. It’s a good day for a birthday. Everyone will be celebrating here in the U.S. I will drink a beer in your honor mate.

  3. Bijan Says:

    Great post, it definitely is nice to see ones like this.

    Everything will work out for you, don’t stress about it too much. You are a good person and good things will happen to you. For now, have fun in Texas and enjoy your fourth of July.

  4. Jake Says:

    I sympathize with you greatly, and I am still waiting to graduate. I worry about these same things though, especially with aspirations of writing/design/music. Fields such as ours are so unstable and unfortunately wield less cash than they should. I hope you get to where you need to be, not only for the sake of your family, but I really do enjoy your work and think it deserves more recognition. Good luck, sir.

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