Meet Pat: Just an Average Guy & Dad Thoughtfully Learning About Life As It Happens by Pat Wilson

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5 years ago

Meet Pat: Just an Average Guy & Dad Thoughtfully Learning About Life As It Happens

Just thought I’d let you know who I am and why I’m here. I’m Pat. I’m a husband, dad, grandpa, son, brother ... just an average guy. I’m the Assistant News Director at a mid-market TV station. It’s a very interesting career. My biggest regret is not starting a journal from day one. Oh, the stories I could tell!

Three of my four kids are in college. The other is a fantastic mom to my two granddaughters. My wife works and also goes to school. So why am I here? Why do I think I have anything to offer? I guess that’s up to you.

My friend, Jessica Acree, a fellow 30Seconds contributor, inspired me to do this. We’ve been talking a lot about where we are and where we’re going. I’ve been reading your posts. I’ve learned that there are a lot of “average guys (and gals)” out there. We’re all living loving and learning. We’ve faced the challenges and joys of parenting. We’re trying to stretch a buck. Figuring out what we want from life.

My goal is to share what I’ve learned about being a dadtraveling, getting healthy and whatever else fills this average guy’s mind. I hope you’ll glean something from what I’ve done well, and what I could have done better. So, if you’ll have me I’ll give it a shot.

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Jessica Acree
Yay! I'm so excited to have you join me in this community! I can't wait to see what musings you share with us... :) Congrats on Tip #1, now dive in...
Mr. Wonderful - I am so excited to watch you branch out into the blog world. You have much to share and a cleaver (knife or smart - how do you spell that word?) way of doing so. Let’s go explore so you have more to write!!!
Jessica Acree
Love the wifey support happening here... :-)
I too had a friend ( Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead) who helped me discover 30 Seconds and what I had to share is important. Welcome to the tribe! I can’t wait to read your tips!
Jessica Acree
That’s awesome! I didn’t realize that’s how you got here. You two are a #30seconds power team now! <3
Jessica Acree
PS - What a great title!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Welcome to our community of writers, Pat! So glad you're here!
Elisa Schmitz
YES! Very excited to have you at 30Seconds, Pat Wilson ! I also worked in TV news earlier in my career (at the Chicago Telemundo station). It was the job that inspired me to pursue my Master's degree in Journalism at Northwestern! So, I would love to hear some "tales from the newsroom" stories (I have some as well, ha!) or whatever else you would like to share. Many thanks to Jessica Acree for bringing you to 30Seconds. We're so glad you're here!
Mike Prochaska
Welcome pat! Glad to have another dad!!

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