The thing about creating opportunity is that you must seize it when it lands, and with that in mind, i’m taking the next couple of months away from writing to focus on becoming a father. It’s a new adventure, and one to which i have not yet found the definitive guidebook. So i figure we will have to make it up as we go.


As we prepare to welcome a new life into the world, i’m driven by two fears: one, to try to be the best father i can be, and the other, the fear of missing a moment of the experience. It’s so easy, in the bustle and business of work, to convince oneself that to take time out is to lose momentum or relevance, but it’s a hollow fear.

Our lives from a journey with many different sights along the way, many strands that intertwine, and i cannot wait to weave this new experience into that tapestry.

So i’m taking a break from regular writing on the blog until July 1st. I may share an occasional reflection in the interim, but be warned that it may be more baby related than usual.

It’s funny that when i first started to write the blog every day, i was worried about how i would find time or inspiration to write, but now i find myself worried how i will cope without writing every day.

So i look forward to this next chapter, and to picking up the blog when i return in the summer. How fatherhood will change me, i do not know, but am beyond excited to find out. Thanks for your support!

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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1 Response to Paternity

  1. Bill says:

    Wise decision! Enjoy your time with your upcoming new addition. You’ll be a great Dad!

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