Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A to Z Challenge: Keeping It Close To The Vest

Keeping it close to the vest

As a writer, I struggled with the whole, “how much am I going to share” type of thing.  Early on, I didn’t share any pictures of myself and never really referred to myself or Meghan by name.

I’m Travis by the way. My wife is Meghan. My kids are baby owl and buddy originally and Ads and Marmar for short now. We’re pretty tight-lipped with pictures of the kiddos. We have private pages that we use, but I haven’t posted any through my open social media channels. I guess it’s just one of those things that I like knowing are our own and they can share pictures of themselves when they’re old enough.

I love talking about Meghan and the kids. I hope if the kiddos choose to read these posts one day, they’ll know I meant well or at least know that I loved talking about them. It’s all I can hope for, because when it comes down to it, it makes me feel good to share some of the things they do. They make us so happy and when I write about it, I get to experience those moments again and it makes me happy again.

Maybe that's why I love being a writer. I love rereading my work during the process and see the ins and outs of my story as it comes along and whether or not it does the trick for me. I guess that's the great thing about our kids. They are the best story.


  1. I can't say I blame you there. The reality is they are minors and the internet is a big place with some creepy people. You can never be too careful. I don't post pictures of my kids on my blog either and I try to limit my posts on social media to family and friends by using lists. It's great that you write about your experiences so that you can look back on them later and smile. I'm sure so many have already told you - they grow up way too fast!

    1. Spot on with everything you said. It seems like time is FLYING so fast. Ads is 3 and Marmar is 22 months, and that means we'll be losing the whole "we state their age in months." It's like a blur. I just hope I can take enough pictures or post enough about them so I can remember down the line.

  2. I'm scared to post too much personal stuff on the net.
    You never know what these hackers/weirdos are capable of...
    Visiting via the A to Z Challenge.
    Writer In Transit
    Co-host assistant of Team Joyful Brigade.

    1. Thank you for your post! Yeah, I grew up watching Unsolved Mysteries, so my nervous nature comes from that. I also watch shows like Criminal Minds.