I was preparing to write a blog post about being a “real man” this past weekend… I went up the mountain and chopped some wood. Woo Hoo.
But as I sat down to write, I couldn’t write it. My mind kept calling “BS.” It wouldn’t let me get away with it. So I am going to allow a peek behind the curtain, kick myself for being so arrogant in 2011, and introduce you to my theme for 2012:
So, let’s start out by explaining my “Real Man” activity. Yes, I was chopping some wood for our fireplace, a chore that needed to get done–but what I was really doing was escaping.
Escaping a Sunday morning in a house full of frustration and shouting.
I replaced A Man’s Duty with a false Manly chore. I thought I would get dirty, do some physical activity, and feel like a Real Man by chopping some wood. But in essence I left my home, my responsibility, my family, when they needed me.
I should have stuck around. Improved the situation. Helped. Loved.
So I have that off my chest. Starting 2012 with some honesty. My life isn’t perfect. I am doing my best.
I’ve written before about my quest for real, raw honesty… but now I’m devoting a whole year to it. Let’s see if I have any friends left by 2013.
But really, I’ve got to be honest with those around me. I’ve got a voice and I’m going to use it. And I’m going to be more honest on this blog… because sometimes I write from the point of view of someone who’s got it all together. And the truth is, I don’t. Usually, if I’m writing something, it’s because I just learned it or it’s an ideal that I’m striving for.
Not because I’m some expert on it. Because I’m not. I’m just a guy who wants to use his passions to serve others.
Now it’s your turn. Do you have some honest feedback for me? Do you read this blog and think, boy I wish I could tell this guy that ….