Eyes are fixed on the road, staring straight ahead I am looking for the turn onto my street. Cars, people, houses, farms, trees, creek are just a blur. They simply are objects between my office and my home. Another exhausting day at work and all I want is just to get home. Dinner, a little interaction with my wife and the kids before their bedtime, a bit of social media and TV. Now it is time to go to bed with a hope in my head that I will have strength to get through another day tomorrow. Days turn into weeks. Weeks become months. It resembles my drive home from work–just a blur.
What if I slowed down going down that road? What if I looked around? What if I noticed the beauty of horse farms, rolling hills and deer cautiously standing at the tree line? I wonder if I could catch a fish at the creek I just passed? What if every interaction with my wife, kids, friends, strangers had a meaning? What if every weekend had a purpose? A purpose of intentional living, a purpose of creating memories, a purpose of authenticity, and a purpose of plain fun.
It is okay to see a blur looking ahead at life, but not looking back.
What is “Journeys with Dad”? It is a journey of a man trying to navigate through life in the fast paced world of consumerism and surface-deep relationships. It is a journey of a man learning to live intentionally and to live with a purpose. It is a journey of a man who is a husband to a beautiful and wonderful woman. It is a journey of a man who is a Dad to two great kids. It is a journey of a man who wants to slow down to see life in greater detail. It is okay to see a blur looking ahead at life, but not looking back.
Whether I am cooking, working on a craft or a project, whether I am bettering my photography skills, whether I am hiking or fishing, or traveling, whether I am doing anything else, I want to invite my family, my friends and anyone else who wants to join in, let’s have fun with it. So when we take that ride together, we take a deep breath and say, “Away with the blur.” Look around you. Let the journey begin.