After a long hiatus, and some illness, I’m relieved to say that I’m feeling almost like my usual self. I’m working with a great startup here in LA, and on several personal projects. I’m super thankful to have my health and am finally looking toward the future again. I didn’t tell many people, but I was ill for a few years, and it turns out my thyroid had almost completely stopped functioning. When I eventually saw the doctor this year, my kidneys were failing, my liver was in bad shape, and my cholesterol was higher than my physician had ever seen. She couldn’t believe I was even alive. After 8 months of recovery and a daily does of levothyroxine, I’m nearly on an even keel. One of my father’s only regrets was that he wished he had taken better care of himself and his health. Seeing how close I had come to death, I won’t take mine for granted anymore.
In other wonderful news, my wife and I eloped on August 10th. We were together for nearly 12 1/2 years before we got married. She’s the bestestest, and I can’t imagine life without her. We’re in everything together. I don’t like the term, but we are truly blessed to have each other. She’s super awesome, smart, beautiful, funny and charming. I don’t know how I got so lucky.
Anyway, the point of this is to start writing again, and now that I can concentrate for more than 15 minutes at a time, I’m starting up the circus that has been dormant for a long time. I’m throwing the switch and rejoining the ranks of the living. Sometimes it takes a near tragedy to help you figure out what’s important and what you’re living for. It certainly did for me.