When Maritza and I started this blog, we really had no idea what to expect. We knew that we wanted to build an outlet to share what we do and how we do it. We had brainstorm sessions about what to post and the frequency to post it. We had this entire plan of how things would roll out, and how we get the information out.
And although it sounded good at the time… That is exactly what it feels like we need more of… Time… It feels like there is just not enough time in the day for us to sit down and write a blog post. We are so busy living, working 12 hour days, and figuring out some way in between there to spend time with our little DAVILLES, our extended family, and not to mention dedicating time to our marriage.
This thought lead me to an idea that most of us know, but rarely stop to internalize during our daily shuffle called life. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MORE TIME (I use caps to remind myself, not you). We all have the same amount of hours, seconds, and minutes in the day. We cannot change that fact. But, what I have learned (and must remind myself from time to time) is that we CAN change how we allot that time. We CAN change what we focus on, and give our energy to on a moment to moment basis.
With that being said, I am pushing the proverbial reset button today. I am looking at what is most important in my life and giving energy to those things first. The amount of people that read this blog is not what is most important to me. The amount of times we post on a week to week basis is not what matters most.
From now on, we are going to use this blog as a living document of our lives together and the way we blend all the aspects that intertwine to make us The DAVILLES. And more importantly, so that we never forget the moments we had along the way.
Because at the end of the day, I would like to be able to say that I inspired others to live their dreams… but not at the cost of living ours. Not at the cost of showing our boys how to live theirs.
And if there is one thing that I have learned in life, it is that life isn’t about the big things. Life is about the small moments like walking to the park and spending focused time with two of the most important people in my life. It is about actually WATCHING when you hear, “Dad! Look at me jump off of the swing.” or “Dad! Slide down the slide with me!”