Why I took a break from my blog, and why I decided to come back.
As many of you know, I started this blog almost five years ago. In all honesty, I had no intention of ever actually publishing the blog in the first place. I just happened upon an easy website builder site one day after school and started messing around. It wasn’t until my mom saw the page that she thought I should publish it. If you were around back then, you’d know that all my posts were very brief and almost exclusively golf related. I started sharing the site with relatives and friends from Maryland after we moved, and it was a great way for them to stay updated about my life. It was great for a time and I was posting regularly, sometimes the night of the event I was writing about! My family loved it, especially my grandmother who I think forwarded the link to everyone in her contact list. But once freshman year started, I started posting less. This was to be expected because my school work picked up, I was practicing everyday, traveling every weekend for tournaments, and I was just starting to volunteer with The First Tee regularly. It wasn’t until the summer of 2016 that I just stopped posting altogether.
That July, my father passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident. I don’t want to get into too many details about the accident, maybe one day I will, but I have to say that my dad got the ultimate “bad break from a good shot.” (I’m referencing the quote that’s on the home page of my site, and honestly my life quote). My dad was honestly a great person. He had his flaws just like the rest of us, and made plenty of mistakes, but overall he was good. And the night he died he was just doing the thing he loved and... Well it’s like hitting that perfect drive that’s just too good and rolls through the fairway out of bounds. That’s what happened that night. While I could go on and on about my dad and what happened, that’s not what I wanted the focus of this post to be. (Although I plan to dedicate a pretty long one to him soon).
The reason why I brought up the accident is because I think subconsciously I was writing this blog to keep him updated on my life. See my father still lived in Maryland when we moved, so as awful as it sounds, I think I unknowingly stopped thinking about the blog because the person I really wanted to read it, couldn’t. But I covered up that truth for a really long time by telling myself “I’m too busy” and “Who’s even going to read it?”
And this brings me to why I’m back. I am writing this blog for me; so I have a place to document the experiences I have and to express my thoughts and opinions. I am completely, one hundred percent writing this blog for my own personal enjoyment, and maybe to one day reminisce on my youth while cooped up in some retirement home. So with that, Welcome to the new KMB Golf! I will not only continue to document how golf impacts my life, but also just about life. I intend to reflect on my time at Ashley Hall, and to post regularly during my time at Oglethorpe. I also plan to use this page in particular to just write. Write about the book I’m reading, a podcast I listened to, a trend, recipe, or current event. Write down the hundreds of thoughts that keep me up until 2am (for example, this post), or honestly just write about anything that comes to mind. I’m leaving this page open to anything and everything. While I do promise to post regularly, be patient as I decided to embark on this journey in the midst of moving into college.
Anyway, thanks to all the OGs for sticking around or for just making it to the end of this post.
Till next time ;)