If you have been a loyal reader of DadRevolution in the past, then you know that the content flowing through here ended kind of abruptly. If you are new to visiting this site, then just look at the time span between this post and the previous. It has been quite some time (in internet time) since you have seen a new post here. So what brings me to logging in at 12:30 at night, and writing this post?
The reason we all said yes to writing on this group blog was because we believe in writing out our thoughts, feelings, and experiences in fatherhood and in trying to inspire dads all over the world to stand up and become more to their children than the world perceived them to be. In also living this example to people who see us outside of black and white, we have all had to focus on our priorities and what is going on in our real lives. Whether it is directly related to our children or not, everything we do, has them in the picture somewhere. Whether it is switching jobs, dropping hours to stay home more, traveling, or whatever, the reasons that make us “dad” are the reasons we do them.
We all started writing for DadRevolution because we believe that the world of the dad is changing, the roles of the modern dad are changing, and they are changing in an awesomely powerful way. We hoped to share inspiration, hope, and a message that it is okay to be a parent. We are in no way limited to societal views, sitcom perceptions, and the family practices of old. It doesn’t really matter if brands are paying more attention, or the news is paying more attention, or even if the government was paying more attention. What matters is that we are more than writing examples of the changing landscape of fatherhood. We are living examples of it as well.
So as life has carried us on with time, life has carried us away from here. Most of us are maintaining an online presence elsewhere, and the time demands that social media beings try to meet can make it the hard to add on the extra time and energy. Some of us have moved away from the social media scene as we react to where the real world is taking us, and make the decisions that are necessary for our families and ourselves. In these ways, and in the absence that grows deeper on this site, we live these examples.
However, the revolution we believe in has not ceased to be. In fact, it roars all around us, everyday, in the lives of many. Dads all over the world, dads all over the country, dads that live down the sidewalk, are all carrying this revolution with them. And everyday, in all new ways, dads are giving new life by revolutionizing themselves. They are revolutionizing their own fatherhood and the lives of fathers around them. You see, the revolution is a revolution of self. Without taking the time to decide for ourselves what kind of fathers we will be, then the revolution as a whole has no meaning. we
The revolution never ends. It continues within ourselves and within the lives of other dads. We form new ideas, we begin new practices, and we change our thoughts, all to become better dads, husbands, sons, brothers, co-workers, and people. The question now is this: What are you doing to revolutionize yourself? How are you positively impacting your life for the betterment of your children and your family? And how are you living the example that the revolution means to us here?