I think this is the place where I’m supposed to channel my inner Barney Stinson and explain why I’m cloaked in awesomeness – or something like that. The truth is I’m blessed with an amazing wife and son who inspire me to be a better man every day. Somewhere along the way, I felt a calling to become an advocate for my wife and every other person living with Parkinson’s Disease. I’m doing my best to answer that calling with relentless effort, and pushing my physical, entrepreneurial and creative limits along the way.
Other than that, I curse too much, I’m convinced I’m the only person on the planet who knows how to drive, and I like carbs almost as much as they seem to like me. My workouts used to consist of picking heavy things up, and then putting them down, and then picking them back up again. Ten minutes on the treadmill might as well have been an hour on the torture rack. Now I’m running 365 days in my personal race for a cure – go figure.
It’s fair to say I’m a work-in-progress, although I think I am making progress. I haven’t figured it all out, but I know who I am, and that seems to be good enough for the people who matter most.
If you’re curious where I got the name “The Man Behind The Maven,” I explain it in my first post – And So It Begins. Give it a read and you’ll have a better idea what led me to blogging and what you can expect to find on this blog if you stick around.
If you want the “Cliff’s Notes” version, I plan to hit on topics ranging from diet & exercise to marriage & fatherhood to fundraising & Parkinson’s awareness. While this blog will undoubtedly be written from my personal experience supporting a spouse with a chronic disease, the challenges we’ve faced and lessons we’ve learned as a family certainly have application beyond living with Parkinson’s.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you stay tuned. The road ahead promises to be challenging and rewarding, and I would enjoy the opportunity to share it with you.
Chad – “The Man Behind the Maven”