There’s no such thing as an overnight success.
Just looking at the week that passed, though I’m constantly updating y’all on my life, there’s sadly so much I can’t talk about. New opportunities. Projects in progress. A whole world of stuff on top of what I’m already putting out there that makes for a very promising 2018 ahead, but learning to be patient and put things out when the time is right is an ongoing lesson.
— Casey E. Palmer (@CaseP) March 14, 2018
But all that? That’s future Casey’s problem. Current Casey has a week’s worth of stories to wade through, and he’s glad you’re here to read them!
So strap in, get comfy, and prepare yourself for some stories—it’s the week that was, and boy do I have seven days’ worth to tell you!
The Latest on the Blog
We had a couple of pieces this week that I’d been working on for a bit.
With tax time around the corner, Business Taxes for the Masses — Avoid Getting Annoyed Thanks to TurboTax Self-Employed couldn’t be more timely as Canadian individuals and business owners alike try to find the easiest way to account for their cash over the last year. What I’ve learned from working with the TurboTax team is there are so many tools I haven’t taken advantage of, so check that out!
The other piece I put out was Leave All The Tongues Wagging with a Shiny Volkswagen, which I put together after they invited me to visit their exhibit at this year’s Canadian International Auto Show, with family-oriented attractions that kept me interested!
If you’re looking for an auto review that’s more story than specs, do I ever have you covered.
This Week in Social
As per usual, I invested many an hour on social media this past week, chatting about everything from the dope Greek restaurant I tried while reconnecting with my chef friend of seventeen years; how happy I am that another Canadian Dad blogger’s entering the fray on our nation’s western coast, and some of the sketching I’m getting up to thanks to Procreate and my iPad Pro!
Feel free to check some slices of my life out below!
I've FINALLY got another Dad serious about blogging! Dale, don't worry:
* I got my glasses in Grade 2
* I often don't shave for weeks
* I own enough shirts to go weeks without doing laundry
* Our bungalow is 950 sq ft and often a sty
— Casey E. Palmer (@CaseP) March 12, 2018
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What life's teaching me right now is that you can't give up. That it's not even an OPTION. There's only so much we can do in a day, but if you have an idea, DON'T JUST SIT ON IT. Work on it. Bit by bit. Take the baby steps needed to make your idea a reality each and every day and TRUST me—you'll be surprised how far you make it in even a YEAR. Those who've gotten to know me recently might not know I was an artist before a writer. A series of life choices took me on a different trajectory for a while, but my current ambitions reminded me of the stories I want to tell and ha me practicing on my iPad 'til I learn to do more! DON'T STOP. (Get it, get it!) #art #artist #drawing #comic #comics #iPad #iPadPro @procreateapp #drawings #draw
Casey Palmer from Canada up here working on all the things.
NEW PODCAST COMING OUT IMMINENTLY — Chatting With Casey! It's going to be HYPE!
— Casey E. Palmer (@CaseP) March 13, 2018
Also, I'd argue that this is the best use of Twitter's polling feature that I've seen in a long time. I expect to see a ton of copycats after this, but this is what we need. More people pushing systems to do new things.#KanyeMadnessBracket https://t.co/D6KDiv08EW
— Casey E. Palmer (@CaseP) March 15, 2018
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Exercises in Parental Futility — getting your kids to stand still for a photo. For anyone not in the know, we started the "Kids Wearing Daddy's Stuff" saga a little while back when my eldest decided to rock my @416company @neweracanada cap for an impromptu photoshoot! Friends in the know advised me to let it go and simply accept that my hat was now my son's possession, but the #416company wasn't having it, knowing there was a better solution at hand. That's right, y'all—they sent a second cap so my son and I could share in the headwear glory! Well, that's what I THOUGHT would happen, but he had the idea of sharing it with his little brother INSTEAD, so in the end my head's still dangerously overexposed to the elements. But hey—I got a cute photo out of it, right? 🤣 #cap #caps #Toronto #fashion #family #love #hat #hats #son #sons #black #blackisbeautiful #blackpeople #blackboys #blackkids #mixed #mixedkids #cute #boy #boys #funny #smile #pose
SCENE: Sarah’s blowdrying her hair in the front hallway as I’m taking a shower. Our youngest, X, notices her there and wants to be picked up.
*He walks over to Sarah*
X: “UP! UP!”
*Sarah does nothing, as she’s busy blowdrying her hair*
*He walks off, goes to the kitchen, and returns with a step stool*
X (now on top of the step stool): “UP! UP!”
Because clearly, Sarah just couldn’t hear him from that high before.
Other People’s Platforms (You Down with OPP???)
While it was a slow week for guest content (you’d think it was March Break or something), my old friend Christine Panourgias asked for my input on her guest piece for EntreLaunch of what an entrepreneur looks like. To me, it’s the same person it’s always been—my Dad.
— Casey E. Palmer (@CaseP) February 28, 2018
You can read the full post at EntreLaunch if you’re interested in learning more.
Otherwise, I do have a couple of podcast appearances coming up shortly as well as plenty of other things in the works, but all in due time.
The Week That Was… a week with more planning than action, but I’ll take it.
So that’s the week that was!
While I didn’t knock anything out of the park, sometimes life’s just like that. But while I’m here, I’ll mention a few other things you might be interested in before I go:
- Fellow Canadian Dad blogger Jeff Wood is angling to take a much-needed vacation to Toronto (aka Ground Zero for Awesomeness) thanks to the gang at Haggar Canada. You can vote for him here and hopefully give him something to smile about!
- The Kanye Madness Bracket by Carrington Harrison is in its third round on Twitter—the “Sweet Sixteen”—where he’s pitted Yeezy songs against each other to see which one comes out on top. It’s one of the best uses of Twitter polls I’ve seen in forever and a ton of fun! Check it out!
- Finally, another Dad I’ve gotten to know through the blogging circle—Jason Magee—has a GoFundMe up to help with the costs associated with medical transport in dealing with his diabetes and chronic kidney disease. He’s $320 away from his goal, so if you’ve got a little to spare, why not help a brother out?
Anyway—that’s enough for now. If I keep going, I won’t have enough time to do anything worth telling in the next weekly wrap-up! So I’m off to be a Dad and work on all that hush-hush stuff I can’t tell you about. But thank you for continuing to check my stuff out, and I look forward to seeing you in the next post!
‘Til then, I remain,