This morning I was feeling pretty dang good, ready to jump into blogging full-steam again.
While I was taking a much needed break for the past 10 days, I decided that (as a step toward keeping my sanity) it was finally time to defend myself against some of the baseless accusations and slandering that have gone on in the dad blogging world.
I have tried not to ever go there. I have believed that if I just kept doing my best and being honest in my writing, time would take care of it all. But sometimes (I’m realizing) time doesn’t take care of it, and it is okay to defend myself. So I have.
The drama of it all really doesn’t matter. I will not be sharing what I’ve written as a blog post here on Single Dad Laughing. I have no need to create that kind of negative atmosphere here.
After doing it, however, I do need to take a couple more days off to clear my head again. It was a very taxing task. A therapeutic task. One that freed a very hurting and angry part of me that was really starting to affect my writing, parenting, relationships, mood, and life in general.
Anyway, stay tuned. In the next two to three days I’ll be back, sharing all sorts of fun stories that have happened whilst I was out and about.
For example, Samantha and I were hiking and discovered Bigfoot foot prints. I kid you not. I have the photographic evidence to prove it.
Also, on a last-second whim, I decided to take Noah to the happiest dang place on earth for a few days. I won’t tell you where. I’m pretty sure this picture has no clues that’ll give it away…
Tomorrow I’ll share a post I wrote for Babble about Noah and a
little big incident we had with a booger on Sunday. I promise lots of laughs on that one.
Anyway, I feel great. Excited to start fresh here. Excited to again be doing some things with my writing that the heaviness of this blog have taken from me. It’s time to get back to the single dad laughing part of it all again.
Love ya all. See you tomorrow for the booger post.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing
Taking care of yourself first is always the most important part :) We missed you! and are glad things are looking better
Welcome back... I put this in the comments on your blog, but thought I would mention it here too.... these guys would love to see your photos: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Big-Foot-Discovery-Museum/113556208679143
You have to ignore haters, as long as you can look in the mirror and know you have not intentionally hurt anyone or anything and feel good about it. Don't concern yourself with miserable unhappy people who only think negatively. God Bless you.
**is doing the happy dance** yay! Welcome back! I've enjoyed the time reading prior blogs (and playing rough with the haters--they suck, don't deserve your time and energy, although I totally understand defending yourself!!!) Anyways, kudos to your wonderful vacation, kudos that you are back and ready to take on the world!!!! I (and about a million others) have got your back. :)
Are you ending the blog after all that work, I hope not, do not let those who bring you too much discomfort deprive you of your choices and our utter enjoyment of getting to know you and Noah a bit. both of you , amazing,,,
Glad you are feeling better and yes, unfortunately time does not 'heal' all things, and you have to take a stand...keep breathing, and we'll keep laughing with you
Glad to see you're taking care of yourself, and Noah, and looking forward to seeing you back, re-energized! Welcome back!
I was just thinking about you today - wondered how you are doing. Hope you enjoyed your time away...we all need that sometimes :)
Take what time you need man, everyone needs to decompress sometimes. Better in the long run if you make sure you're 100% than it is to come back too early.
It's vaca time right?! Enjoy, the internet is always there when you get home! Your boy is adorable btw...
Welcome back Dan :) I was away too and wondered about why I didn't see your posts when I came back. Sorry things got so rough for you. You did the right thing, taking time away from blogging. It's definitely good to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families. Enjoy every moment and if you need to be away for longer, then don't feel bad for taking it. Noah will only be this age once so don't worry about all of us here. Thanks for the update though and I'll keep you in my prayers
Ten days ALREADY? Wow... that went by fast... glad to hear you were "enriched" by your time away! :-)
Welcome back Dan, welcome back the fresh body and mind, welcome back the new spirit, and.........welcome back SDL !
It's pathetic the world has come to such hateful insulting ways. However, The good should always outweigh the bad and I am glad you see that the "good of us" are more important then those jerks who keep you in their lives just to cause you misery. 10 ta nothin!!!
Everybody needs a fresh start. As a single mom of two who screws up on a weekly basis, I hear ya. :) Hang in there.
Take all the time you need. Definitely the indisputable proof I need for the existence of Big Foot is in that photo! And what Happy Big Foot! It is great to see the two of you laughing and happy.
Don't let people get to you. I honestly don't understand why some people can't keep their mouths shut.
Welcome back! Everyone needs a respite occasionally. First priority should always be your family and yourself. You're worth waiting for!
I don't mind waiting a long time for your blogs, they are always worth it. Still talking about 'I'm Christian, unless you're gay'!
Missed you but very glad you took time for yourself. If Number One doesn't take care of himself he can't take care of Number One Jr. :)
I was reading your fresh start post and have something to help you with your fresh start if you would like to hear about it! It is an awesome way to get healthy and have amazing energy! Please let me know if interested! Thanks mom of three including a newborn~and yes I have energy because of what I use, and feel great!
don't burn yourself out again. we all need breathers. reset what you think is doable and all else will follow.