Five years ago, I started this project. My transition out of the workforce was on the horizon, and I wanted something to work on while Benedict was sleeping. What followed evolved into a body of work consisting of 745 individual blog posts and two full-length books. Catholic Husband has perfectly chronicled the struggles, challenges, and successes of my life over these years. I’ve been a newlywed, a new dad, and now, a (more) mature father of two.
Catholic Husband has become more than just these posts. Through my tinkering with the website, I’ve learned the importance of white space, typography, and the underpinnings of what makes great web design. It led me to take on web design clients and create a sustainable business. Those opportunities may not have presented themselves had I not undertaken this journey.
All things in life have a season. Just as I started this project with the goal of filling my time with meaningful work, I now look at the next chapter of my life. A new job for Alison, a new adventure for my growing family, and new passions. I’ve decided that the time is right for me to take a hiatus from Catholic Husband.
I've developed a keen interest in the field of bioethics. Specifically, the application of bioethics in clinical healthcare settings. This interest comes from my degree in philosophy and from hearing the daily stories that Alison brings home. I want to do more technical writing, more reading, and more research. I want to explore the meta questions in bioethics.
In the coming weeks, I’ll be launching a new blog. With the limited time that I have to devote to my clients and projects, it’s clear that to be a good dad and to maintain our household, I have to pare down my commitments. I’ve come to the conclusion that Catholic Husband will need to move to the back burner.
While I suspect that at some point down the road, I’ll find a place on my calendar for Catholic Husband, that day is not today. In the meantime, I’ll keep the site running with its wealth of information available for you.
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. All of the lessons that I’ve learned about myself, about marriage, about writing, and about web design will continue to influence my work.
Until we meet again, be well.