Introduction

My name is Kyle Distill, and among other things, I am a Single Dad to the two most amazing children you could ever have the privilege of parenting. Connor and Baylee are the two greatest achievements in my life. I know all parents say that, but mine fetch me cold alcoholic beverages out of the fridge on demand without complaint and I think that's a quality everybody should instil in their offspring from a young age.

Anyway, I digress.

I have always wanted to become a creative person. A more open person. Someone who isn't afraid to open himself up to not only the struggles that occur in everyday life, but the positive as well. I have always had a desire in me to write something but have never really taken that first step. I thought I wasn't good enough. I thought I would be perceived as just seeking attention. I thought my life is not something that anybody would be interested in reading about; after all, everyone has their own dramas and struggles to deal with. Truth be told, for the longest time until just recently I didn't think my life WAS worth writing about, but after some recent struggles with mental health I have overcome (more on that later), it has left me with a different perspective on life. I wish that I could have had something like this to read and understand when I was going through what I went through, so I guess I am writing this by myself, for myself. For people like me. People who struggle understanding their own personal day to day feelings, emotions, reactions, and insecurities. People who want to do better but can't.

I thought a fitting name for this blog would be Grey Matter. Grey Matter is the part of the brain that controls (among other things) memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. These functions make up not only who we all are as people, but how we perceive others. What better foundation to build a platform for me to discuss my feelings towards parenting, relationships, psychology, mental health, and everything in between. Who knows, I may even throw in a little bit of comedy every now and again. I apologise in advance for that.

I don't know what this will become and I currently have no vision for this endeavour I am going to throw myself in to, but I want a platform to speak, to discuss serious issues, and to get things off my chest. I want to raise awareness towards serious issues, and perhaps invoke a bit of controversy along the way.

Buckle up motherfuckers, I'm taking you all for a ride.

- KD


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