Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hassles And Thanks

Too many hassles today, if a bright light presents itself I'm moving towards it!
- @badbanana twitter.com

@BadBanana had the right idea. I have found that the hassles of my daily life have piled up this week and sadly it's only Tuesday. The real problem is that I'm finding it hard to entertain my son, husband, dog, book, blogs, business venture, the blood suckers at the IRS and my dirty house all at once. I've tried to ignore as many of them as possible (hence the pile up) but it seems the first three always want to be fed, the middle three keep my ego strong so that I can face another day of my bullsh#! life and the final two just refuse to catch fire and go away. That in mind, I have no choice but to cater to all of it. The pressure of doing it all can get the best of me at times, and that's OK. I'm growing fond of this chronic eye twitch I've developed. I think it gives me character.

Because of my schedule, I couldn't find time to write anything blog related today. But since you are all here already I wanted to take the opportunity to thank a very special person in my life for keeping me off the roof top when my hassles start to overwhelm me. My dad has been super supportive of my writing and he deserves a shout out.

I think I was about 22 the first time I came to you and said I wanted to be a writer, and you being the supportive enabler you are, encouraged me to go for it. I know deep down you may have thought this would just be another thing I would start and never finish and the truth is, the first time I came to you with the idea; it was.

Let’s face it I have a long history of great ideas and no follow through. When I was a kid I tried many things and no matter how soon I quit or how much I sucked at what I was doing, you were there on the sidelines cheering me on. As I grew older, some of my dreams were so big that once I dreamed them and shared them with you, I was too exhausted to even try them. Yet you managed to support every idea as if it was the career move of a life time. I cant imagine how hard it must have been for you to fake enthusiasm for 26 years, but thanks for doing it!

I want you to know that without you pushing me to live up to my potential, my dream of becoming a writer would have fallen apart like so many other things in my life. I write these blogs for you and I measure their success not by how many readers I obtain, but by how often I can make you laugh.

Thanks for being the number 1 investor in my dreams. The return my never make you rich but know I will try to make it worth your while in the end…

I love you man!


  1. jennie jennie jennie

    first let me thank you for the shout out today. im especially happy that it wasn't posted on worthless Wednesday. second let me say that i think the eye twitch is very becoming, with your eyes blinking it almost looks like you are actually listening.
    but most of all i will always be there to support, encourage and occasionally kick you in the ass! (as needed).
    i couldn't love you more or be more proud of you!!

    as a side note you may want to measure your blogs success on something other then what i laugh at. i think someone slipping on a banana peel is hysterical

    love you

  2. jennie nadler milechmanOctober 7, 2009 at 6:21 PM

    You are beyond welcome dad! Love you too!