About Me

I am a 33-year old college graduate from the Bible Belt, with a decent job, a moderate home and a beautiful 5-year old daughter.

I was raised in what I would consider to be a very conservative, religious home. I went to church every time the doors were open, went on all the mission trips while in high school, and for the most part, lived the life of the socially-awkward guy all of the ultra-conservative parents wanted their daughters to marry. This pretty much remained the case until I went to college and joined a fraternity. I then quickly became the favorite subject at weekly prayer meetings. It's okay though; apparently if you gossip, it's acceptable as long as you're only telling large groups of people so they can pray for the poor lost soul.

While in college, for lack of a better term, I “found myself". I became more outgoing, discovered drinking, attended some parties, and had a few relationships; some serious and some not-so-serious. At that point, I had this idea in my head of how the next 10-20 years of my life would go. It didn't take long however, to realize how unrealistic this vision really was.

After college, I began my first full-time job and eventually began casually dating my first post-college girlfriend. Not thinking of the future, I had no intention of this ever being more than a fun, casual relationship. It seemed like everything was going perfectly until a few months later when we decided perhaps it was time to take a pregnancy test and it just happened to be positive. That is when I began to discover the truth about pregnancy, hormones, and the life of a father-to-be.

Since my daughter was born, her mother and I decided we definitely had no business being together, no matter how much I wanted to be able to provide a healthy two-parent home for her. We went to court, set up our initial court order for custody and child support, and then I began to experience the joys of attempting to co-parent with someone who wishes that you and everything but your child support check would just go away. Thus began my adventure with family court, parental alienation, false allegations, and domestic violence.

This blog is the story of my life during this journey of fatherhood, as well as my brutally honest personal thoughts on dating, relationships and current topics which might or might not make it to the news.