Stretched and Stretching – Looking Back and Looking Forward

One year ago today, I started this blog. So far it’s been quite a ride. Here’s how it started 184 posts ago…

Well, this is the start of it all… I’ve been contemplating doing the blog thing for some time. You might be wondering where the “Stretched” thing comes from. For starters, when I was in high school at Rancocas Valley Regional High School, I was short – 5’6″ to start my junior year. Since then, I’ve grown to almost 6’6″. Many of my friends started calling me Stretch. On a more recent basis, I often feel “stretched” by all the things going on around me – career, marriage, parenting, church, running, reading, friendships, extended family, relationship with God, etc. (in no particular order). My hope is that this blog will provide an opportunity to express some of my “stretch marks” and to possibly hear your thoughts as well. So here we go….

When I look back at all the posts and comments since the start, I believe the blog has served this purpose. Here are some of the highlights: vacation to DC, Supernanny parenting group, Kids Camp and Stretch 2008, the Perelman building, several movies, Elizabeth’s adoption, vacation to Dallas, blog spotlights, book reviews, vacation to Wisconsin, and personal wrestlings.

From my tallies, I’ve had nearly 3600 visits to the blog from 34 countries and from 47 states in the United States. It’s all pretty amazing.

So where do I go from here? Great question. I think it just continues. I’m quite confident that I will continue to be stretched in the coming year. So get ready, I’m sure I’ll have more stretch marks to share.

Until the next post, I’ll be stretching