I can feel it coming in the air tonight.
Man, I love that song. I mean, who doesn’t play the air drums during that brief, beautiful drum solo? Actually, I dig quite a few Phil Collins songs, but I reckon that’s fodder for a discussion on down the road.
My point with this post is, I can feel IT coming. What is IT? I don’t exactly know… but I feel IT.
Let’s hit you with another cliche and say change is in the air. My spidey senses are in a full-fledged state of tingle.
Normally, the premonition of premonitions would absolutely terrify me. But currently, they are almost bringing a sense of calm.
Perhaps it is just the springtime getting to me, but I don’t think so.
I can sense my life is about to change.
It’s a crazy, wild sensation, one that we usually don’t experience too often in our lives. Think about it… aside from historical finale sporting contests like a Super Bowl or a Game 7, a random game doesn’t come with the guarantee of a grand stage upon which to act out your masterpiece.
You don’t tip-off knowing you’re going to hit the game winning shot.
You don’t know you’re going to set a new PR when you walk into the gym.
You don’t know you’re going to get that raise when you get to work in the morning.
You don’t know that you’re going to cook the most amazing bacon creation ever when you purchase that perfect pork.
I don’t know exactly what is going to happen but I know something is about to happen.
Changes are coming at work. Changes are coming in my personal life. These changes feel big. Significant. Epoch defining. Alpha and Omega-ish.
And, changes are maybe coming for this blog.
Sure, my humble abode on the interwebs isn’t anything of significance… but I sure do put a lot of myself into it. This blog represents me – the real me, and the me I want to be.
And the real me doesn’t solely want to talk about CrossFit and fitness.
Blasphemous? Kind of. I mean the first rule of CrossFit is to never shut up about CrossFit.
But, I am more than CrossFit.
Yup, I just typed that.
The work and life changes will be covered later, I’m sure. Right now, I want to talk about ifailedfran. I’m struggling with the direction I want to take my blog.
On one hand, I love what I’ve started here. I love the friends I’ve made and the community I’m a part of. I love the subjects I write about and I love all the feedback and support I get. This site is established, you can find me in Google searches, and I have a small social media presence. I love this site.
On the other hand, I want to talk about the workplace. I want to talk about improving the 9-to-5 lifestyle. I want to talk about simplifying nutrition for busy people and fitting fitness into every day. I want to write an e-book(s) that may or may not be CrossFit. I want to perhaps even try podcasting.
I want to ultimately find my niche and provide value and services to help others simply live a better, more fulfilling life. I want to do this as I ultimately find myself and live a better, more fulfilling life.
My blog is part of my more fulfilling, better, happy life.
I know I had a survey last year where I asked ifailedfran-related questions and I got some excellent feedback.
I want to ask a couple question on what I just discussed. I know many of you don’t like leaving comments, and I totally get that. But please, I would love to hear your answers to these question. Especially my friends that blog, let me know what you think! You add comments to my Facebook or whatever is easiest for you.
- Should I start a second blog with some of my other interests, or find a way to incorporate it here?
- If I keep just one blog, do I continue to call it ifailedfran, a CrossFit-ish blog name?
- Those of you that read solely for CrossFit content, would you still read if there was other content as well?
That’s it. That’s what I would like to know. I love writing and blogging. I’m a real human that has a real life and I’m growing and changing. I need to be able to properly articulate and share my growth and experiences with an audience that cares and can hopefully benefit from my sharing.
Changes are coming, and I’m excited. I’m not afraid… well I’m not so afraid that the moment will pass me by. I’m embracing change and looking forward to IT.
I can feel IT coming.
Your Turn -> Please answer those three questions above. Thank you thank you!