Over the years I have used this blog to publish a whole mixture of content, mostly anything that came into my head at the time, which included software development and other technology related articles but very little fitness related. I have now decided to completely revamp this blog and revert back to its original intention.
I originally started this blog back in March 2013 and it’s original intention behind it was to be a platform to log and share information about my various passions – The title and the Url of the blog summed it all up – Personal Fitness, Technology and Fatherhood. I started off writing a few articles about my workout philosophy but then got completely side tracked and my focus became purely software development and technology partly due to a number of projects I was working on at the time, which caused me to dive deeper into software development and learn a whole raft of new software frameworks and methodologies etc. I was learning so much I needed a mechanism to remind myself what I had learned and after all the best way to learn something yourself is to teach it to somebody else!
In 2014, started my a new blog http://garywoodfine.com a.k.a Geek.I.Am with the primary focus of enabling me to publish information technology related articles and tutorials. I have also now since migrated all the articles from this blog . After two years of running Geek.I.Am i and channeling my focus on techy pursuits, I still wanted to be able to further explore my other passions further and I needed another platform to channel my passion for Self Improvement, Personal Fitness and spiritual enrichment. I will now use FitGeekDad solely for this purpose.
I am by no means an expert in these fields, but I do strive for continuous learning and improvement. I plan to use this blog as a platform to document and share my knowledge gained with the intention to help others engaged on similar journeys.
Over the years I have read and studied 1000’s of books, blogs, magazines, articles and university papers on these subjects. I associate with some mega fitness oriented people and have learned a lot from them.
I have also for the past 8 months been on a path to improve my life in more ways the material value, I have been seeking to create a life of substance and value. Some may say this may be my mid-life crisis but in reality these are values and passions I have suppressed for years in pursuit of meaningless material wealth.
During 2015, I lost my father to cancer. This experience had a very profound effect on me and caused me to completely re-evaluate my life and purpose. My dad was a very influential person in my life and probably both mine and my brother’s biggest fan. He was always very supportive, fiercely loyal and in a lot of ways an excellent role model. It was only after his passing I realised exactly how much of an influence he had on my life and how much I owe him. I came to realisation that fatherhood is not a job to take granted and that it must be the most rewarding job on the planet but rewards will never be for you to enjoy, it certainly is a job that you only pay forward.
I hope one day, to leave the same impression my dad left on me on my kids. It certainly is a mammoth task but it’s one I am now tackling with renewed vigour!