Once upon a time, there was young man who was a bit of a theology nerd, and cared a lot about thinking and getting others to think too. One day this young man started a blog to help scratch his theological itch. And then for some
incredibly wise and well thought through unknown reason, he got it in his head to go back to school to get his master’s degree in doing stuff like philosophy, and theology, and biblical studies, and all those other nerdy religious subjects that make people uncomfortable and don’t really pay that well.
Because of this young man’s commitment to doing the nerd stuff, other parts of his life—like his family and friends and blog—didn’t get as much attention as they needed or deserved. Thankfully, it was only for a season.
After three years and a lot of blood, sweat, and
beers tears, the young man had finished his graduate work and could now get back to devoting attention to the other areas in his life that he cared a good deal about as well (including his blog). And his friends and family were happy to have him back, because they missed him very much.
And the young man—who was much wiser, and better informed, and not a little bit exhausted, and hopefully a better person for having gone through all that—was very thankful to everyone who helped him in countless different ways. And there was much rejoicing.
(^^ true story.)