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An Update

I haven’t had a new blog entry in quite a while [thanks, Capt. Obvious].

I tend to have great ideas and not actually go through with them. To me, that’s my biggest weakness – I’m not a finisher.

I have about four books I have opened and started reading, but haven’t finished. I have corners in my home that remain unpainted from when I painted in 2010. I have lyrics and melodies to songs I’ve had in my head for years, but never took the time to try to develop them into anything more.

It’s an issue. I know it. And I’m working on it.

But in the sense of this blog, I think it was more about what I was doing than what I wasn’t doing.

For anyone familiar with me, you know that I was the editor at the West Side Journal newspaper for more than seven years. Before that I worked for the Sun Herald, the Daily Reveille and the Advocate newspapers.

For years, I had story assignments. I had to write this, photograph that; and I always had specific times each assignment needed to be completed. Dreaded deadlines.

And at the Journal, it was a new article each week (which beats daily assignments, but it can still get hectic and frustrating).

So, for seven years, I wrote several stories each week.

Then I quit.

And once I quit, I started this blog. And I had ideas of posting new content once a week. Then I realized that I didn’t really want to be trapped by those boundaries anymore and I would, rather, write when I felt like writing and allow it all to be pretty organic.

Now, several months have flown by and here I am explaining myself to the three of you that are reading.

So, it’s true I wasn’t bringing forth new blog entries – but I was living life. And I’ll give you a quick update on what’s been going on:

-I traveled to Mexico, to Acapulco and Mexico City for a couple of weeks on what I thought was a vacation.

During my stay there, I played guitar and sang in a couple of churches and I preached at a Sunday service.

-I’ve been working extremely diligently on Go Love Africa, the photography mission that I started with Nathan Dewberry last year.

We’ve established a budget for our October trip to Madagascar for six photographers. I’m also trying to promote the organization everywhere I go.

-I have helped put together a fitness even with my CrossFit gym, which will take place in Port Allen at the end of this month, and will help raise money for Go Love Africa.

-I took over the social media services for my band, Rewind, and Go Love Africa and am trying to get more business and more connections through both of those.

-I am still trying to establish myself as an actor and have been in several local commercials, but as of yet, nothing big is happening on that front.

So that’s a quick run down of what’s going on in the life of Aaron.

I’m always moving, and never slowing down.

I’m getting back into the swing of things and have decided to write and update more consistently, so you can all look forward to that.

That’s my update – I promise from now on, my entries will be more entertaining and/or poignant.

Thanks for reading!

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