“This blog is about making small and thoughtful changes towards living an intentional life.”
That is what I wrote down to start out this blog post. But that is not really true.
I would not recommend that anybody try the crazy stuff that Steph and I are going to try this year. Going without a car is not small and thoughtful change. And what does “an intentional life” even mean? Did I get that from a Hallmark card?
This blog is not about becoming better people, it is about making it through a year of self-imposed hardship that everyone has been unanimous in telling us is a pretty bad idea. Our mendicant year.
This is about our family’s journey around Minneapolis without a car. Maybe we are going to become shiny people with fat bank accounts and skinny, ab-filled bodies. (which, honestly, would be really, really cool) But most likely not. A more likely scenario is that we end up bedraggled and shivering on our way home from church when it is raining outside and all we have to ride in is a lousy bike with no roof or roll up windows.
|So far Darcy likes our experiment.
What I am saying is, our little experiment is not a sure thing at all. So, if you are looking for a confident guide to how to become an amazing, shiny person with six pack abs and no debt, all through the power of biking, this is not the blog for you.
Instead, you should read any of the fine books by Joel Osteen. You can find them here
, on Amazon, for a really good deal.
You should definitely not follow the advice we give or the example we lead. Seriously. Our example might be hazardous.
Reading this blog is not going to be a turning point in your life. You will not stare thoughtfully at your significant other and say, “Wow, that Minneapolis bike family, they sure have a good idea there!” This blog is more like “The Far Side”
and less like “Becoming a Better You”
( But folks, “Becoming a Better You” is only $6.95 for hardcover on Amazon. Think about it! A better you is only six dollars and ninety five cents away!)
|Here is a picture of Steph and I trying to get the perfect selfie. This is not the perfect selfie.
Instead, think of this space as a travel blog about a family that really doesn’t travel all that much. Or an adventure blog about a family whose big adventures might consist of getting rained on a lot. A little window where you can peer into our lives as we try and figure out what to do next. You can even shake your heads slowly and cluck your tongues when you read the blog. I’d even recommend it.
So here is my promise to you:
I am going to try and be honest about what I am writing.
Of course, I will embellish a little bit, because that is how I write. But the main thrust of what I am saying, that is going to be straightforward. And true. If something really sucks, I am going to tell you it sucks. And if something is really awesome, I will tell you that too.
So keep coming back, because this is about to get real.
And follow the blog. Because, honestly, we have zero followers, and I have been writing for like, a week. I mean, come on boys, focus. You can do this. Follow the blog already.