Hi Everyone!  It's Patrick...good to see you again!

If you haven't noticed it's been approximately forever since I've written anything (same goes for Twitter and Instagram).  I guess the time has gone faster than expected, but that's life I guess.  I know my lovely readers are extremely disappointed in my efforts lately (lol - jk).  But you know what?  So am I.  I like writing.  It's a wonderful release that is entirely my own.  No matter what else is going on in my life, I can dive into writing and be transported to another world that is free of outside influences and pressures (sort of like reading...which has also been on the backburner lately).  

But I guess I have a valid reason:  Being a Parent.  Being a parent is the real deal people - especially since we've added a third, awesome kiddo to the mix!  Hooray!  That's right...3 kiddos and oh my goodness it's wonderful/exhausting.  I believe the correct term to describe this time of my life is MANIC.  But that's what all parents signed up for when having kids.  A manic lifestyle where sleep is a luxury and peace & quiet are a myth.  

"You'll have bad times, but that'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." - Robin Williams

But I'm not complaining at all.  Not one bit.  I love this manic lifestyle and all the ups and downs it brings.  Some days are more challenging than others to be sure, but those days also wake you up to the good stuff that fills you with joy.  And that's the reason for the hiatus - I've been busy making sure that I don't miss this fleeting time in my kid's lives.  They are only young once and I plan on soaking in every minute of it.

But don't worry, I love to write and will be getting back in the groove asap.  After all, someone has to remind the world that drinking 5 cups of coffee a day is completely normal for a parent.  They say that getting started is the hardest part, so this is me throwing my name back in the ring!

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