Hello again

So it has been a while…a long while. It’s been about a year since I returned from Australia and seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth (if your only contact with me is this blog). My former theory was that I could only write about interesting things when I was abroad since everything is so new and different. I was thinking about it the other day and decided that maybe I can come up with some interesting stuff even though I’m still in the US. I’m going to try to do what former Iowa quarterback Drew Tate always used to do…make something out of nothing (remember the Capital One Bowl?).

It’s not that I’m bored with my life and need to find something new to do. Far from it. Part of the reason is that when I show my grandchildren this blog, if they’re even interested, I don’t want to try to make up parts to fill in the blanks. I know I won’t remember what I did when I was 23 years old, so I’d probably exaggerate it and make my grandchildren believe I was the youngest CFO in the history of GE. Second of all, just because I’m not living abroad doesn’t mean I’m not having fun and not experiencing new things. I’m currently living in Boston and creating as many memories here as I did in Australia. Thirdly, writing is fun…I really enjoy it. I love writing down experiences and trying to put them into words…whether it’s something I’d never want to forget or something I’d never want to remember. And last of all, I like to keep you updated…(I can hear the crickets). If one person reads this and enjoys it, I feel like I’ve done my job. I’ve never been much of an entertainer. I don’t think my personality really fits that. But I do feel like I can entertain a small percentage of people who read this blog. Even the only people I entertain are Mom and Dad, who are so supportive that they would probably still be reading if I was writing fiction for three year olds.

So in the coming weeks, months, years, I will attempt to continue to update this blog with personal stories, thoughts, goals, failures, wins, and everything in between. At times I will try to teach you some things, and other times I will probably just rant. Any time you feel like chipping in and commenting, adding something, or telling me that I’m completely wrong, please don’t hesitate to do so. Besides, your comments will be with this blog forever and could be inspiration for my future grandchildren!

About Trent

I started Frugal Purpose to share my love of personal finance to assist your pursuit of a more fulfilling life. I am a financial analyst by trade, traveler at heart, and want to share with you the beauty of this world.


2 thoughts on “Hello again

  1. Trent, I plan to read all of your blog updates. i really enjoy reading about your adventures and like to keep up to date
    on your happenings.–Grandma S.

    • Thanks, Grandma. I’d love for you and Grandpa to start a blog…I’d really enjoy keeping up with it. Our family has never been huge storytellers, but I’d love to hear more stories about your upbringing!

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