After a few weeks I decided I needed to clarify my about page.
My name is Frank J Szewczyk (sef-check), and I am a blogger, writer, and observer of life. I am reintroducing myself because I didn’t like the first bio that I had written. Throughout my life, I have done and experienced many things. My life was rough starting out being born premature and having one of the worst cases of clubfoot the surgeon had seen. Clubfoot is a birth defect that causes one’s feet to be turned like a golf club, so you walk on the side of your feet. I had operations on my feet for seven years and wore orthopedic shoe inserts even today.
Those early experiences influenced my life and made me strive for what I wanted. After careers in banking, IT consulting, and ministry I have chosen to become a writer as my next act. During my journey through life, I have learned a thing or two and made many a mistake. I hope to share what I have learned in the hope that it will help others.
One of the first things I learned was mistakes are the best way to grow if you are willing to deal with the pain of remembering. No one wants to admit to themselves that they make mistakes. Our internal egos are so big that we rationalize to ourselves that it was someone else’s fault or we were doing the best job possible. I submit it is our internal monologue that is the most difficult. Once we admit to ourselves that we screwed up, then it is much easier to acknowledge our mistakes to others.
The Journey thru Life is an aggregation point of thoughts, ideas, mistakes, learnings, humor, sarcasm and whatever I learn along the Journey. I write this with the goal of helping others. I write because of the encouragement I received during my 20 years as a church pastor. I don’t have all the answers, but I can shine a light on what I have learned in the hopes that together we can Journey further in life.
Which brings us to my second idea about life. The Journey thru Life is better experienced together. Feel free to leave comments, ask questions, and tell me I am right or wrong. I won’t take it personally. Hopefully, we can cast more light on our paths so The Journey thru Life will be more rewarding.