Today is my 47th birthday.

I’m fast approaching a half a century of life on this planet.

Over the last few months I’ve been taking a long, often uncomfortable look at my life and where I am now. The constant scrutiny I’ve been applying to myself has started to pay dividends, for today everything has come into focus. For the first time in years I have realised the direction that I need to take. Becoming a house-husband and stay-at-home parent has massively altered my perceptions about what it is to be a man. I now understand what is truly important, what it is that makes my life worth living to its fullest.

My wife and child are the most important part of my life, they above all else are the people that have given me the confidence to make some dramatic personal changes. I’ve spoken about how I’ve let myself become inundated with ideas and “projects” in earlier posts. That all stops today. Today I’m putting all non-essential projects on hold. I’m putting all of these things onto the shelf for a minimum of one year. This blog will be the only thing that I will take the time to maintain. I will try to write a small update here once a month, with news about how I’m doing and how my personal development is progressing.

So; no more Facebook, Twitter, G+, Instagram, Ello, Medium or Flickr.

No more Rennsport Report, Rad Roads or Full Gas Foto.

No more building websites, designing logos or working for anyone for free.

My fingers will be removed from all these pies, licked clean and shoved inside a pair of Marigolds. I am going to be the best husband and father I can possibly be. I’m going to conquer my weight issues once and for all. I’m going to train hard and become the fittest I have ever been. I’m going to sort out my finances and be completely debt free before my 48th birthday. I’m going to be there for my son as he starts his journey into adulthood. I’m finally going to take that vacation I’ve talked about. I’m going to take some time to catch up with my mother and father and resolve the deep divisions that are between us. I’m going to take the time to be with my elders, my sister and her family and I’m going to work hard on being the best friend I can possibly be to my closest buddies (you know who you are).

I’m going to read books.

I’m going to spend time becoming the best version of me that I can be.

If you need to get in-touch with me, there are contact details elsewhere on this blog. Don’t worry about me or my apparent withdrawal. It is a mid-life crisis worth pursuing and one that I give myself to whole heartedly.

Look out for my posts here, as for the rest of it; you can keep it, for a year at least.

Adieu my friends.