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Mental Constipation

It is so tough to sit here and write a blog post.

I don’t know why.

I used to be able to just spew out some stream of consciousness thoughts and edit it into a coherent post, or at least start with a point to make and write.

Not so much anymore. And I’m not sure why.

The funny thing? It’s not that difficult to write this. For whatever reason, these words are flowing.

It’s probably mental constipation. It’s been such a long time since I’ve written regularly – whether it was on this blog or content for Junger Media or otherwise – that I’m just having a hard time getting going.

I want to write. I enjoy it. It’s tough to find the time for it.

There’s so many things that take up my day-to-day time, from working to parenting to trying to stay healthy – and did I mention we bought a new house this summer? And that it’s a huge fixer upper, with almost an acre of overgrown land that needs to be weeded?

Like marketing my business — which I always want to do more of — writing is one of those things that inevitably ends up on the back-burner.

It sucks, because I really enjoy writing. But if I can’t find the time to do it on a regular basis, then the mental constipation kicks in. The less you write, the more difficult it becomes.

I’m sure I’ll be back with another post sometime in 2016. I’ll see you then.

PS. After writing this, I decided to Urban Dictionary mental constipation … and there it is.

FDR Memorial

Nothing to See Here … Please Move Along

Warning: what follows is most likely going to be very rambling. So it’s probably not going to be very coherent, or make much sense, or be of any interest to you.

It’s probably not even going to be of interest to me, but I’m still writing it. Mostly because I feel like I’m missing out on a good opportunity to update the blog and love the idea (but not always that actual act) of writing on a regular basis.

It’s not like a lot hasn’t happened over the past two years (where I’ve written a total of two posts, this one included). Plenty has happened.

In 2011, we had our second kid. His name is Asher, and he’s the little guy photobombing the picture on the left-hand side of this site. He’s 2 1/2 now. Here’s a blog post I wrote the day before he was born (which doesn’t have anything to do with him).

In 2012, I had an amazing sports year. My hometown Orioles had a winning record for the first time in 15 years and made it to the playoffs. I fell in love with baseball again. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a September as much as I did in 2012. Then my Ravens won the Super Bowl (technically in 2013), and I got to take my dad to Ray Lewis’s final home game in Baltimore in the process. I still to this day re-watch highlights from that amazing playoffs run. I also got to witness and be a part of the amazing launch of Debbie Unger Photography, and see how hard she’s worked and grown as a photographer.

2013 has been incredibly eventful. At the end of January, I quit my job. My business, Junger Media, was ready to be a full-time commitment. I hired my long-time friend and oft-used contractor Jason Forrest to be my Creative Director. We launched the day after the Super Bowl victory. We’ve since hired an intern, and done projects for companies as big as Bank of America, Proctor and Gamble, American Express, Hershey’s and Bounty. Seriously. We’re solving people’s problems and providing them with amazing digital products and services that help them succeed.

I did the Tough Mudder. Peer pressure got me to do it, but I don’t regret it (even though I couldn’t walk for three days after it). I turned 30. My mom spent 5 weeks in the hospital and there was a good chance she wasn’t coming out. She did. We’re all grateful.

I’ve learned a lot. I’ve got a few more gray hairs. I’ve got a lot more responsibility on my shoulders. I’m loving every single moment of it.


One Year

Wow. It’s been almost one whole year since I wrote a blog post here. That’s pretty crazy.

I don’t think I’ve had another stretch of time where I haven’t posted for that long, but then again, maybe I have and I don’t remember.

To be honest, I’m not even quite sure what to be writing about here anymore … or if I can find the time to do it. At the end of the day – to me at least – doing awesome things is more important than talking about doing awesome things. It may not win you the most recognition, but that’s OK … the results are totally real.

It certainly has been a fun (and busy) year. Hopefully I’ll be back to write more before 2013, but knowing my track record blogging for myself – outlook is doubtful.


The Most Addictive Song in Music Today

I had always thought Flo Rida was kind of a cheap remixer, like a lot of other hip-hop artists today. But this is an awesome song.

The cool thing is that even though it sounds like it’s an incredibly busy song, it’s actually very simple when you listen to all the parts. (Sometimes I revert back to listening to music as if I was going to arrange it for a cappella. This would be a fun one to do.)



Remember Me?

Hi there. Remember me? The guy who owns this blog?

It’s certainly been a long time since I’ve made an update or a post. Not because I don’t want to, it’s just been really busy. Really busy.

There’s definitely plenty to talk about (like I’m having a second kid … crazy, right?), but  I’m not going to get into it now.

Can you just do me one favor? It’s just a small one and won’t take more than a minute. I promise.

Think about how lucky you are. Think about all the good things you have in life. And be thankful for that.

When you realize how good you really have it, you realize that life is good. It’s not perfect, and it never will be, but you’ve got it good. So be happy.


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