I was asked to write a piece with a vague outline of what my
blogs will consist of, a sort of "what to expect while expecting"
my next blog piece. My thoughts are pretty random and my mind moves
100 miles per hour. The ping-pong match in my head is ongoing, but
on the bright side, at least I showed up with a paddle, right?
I live in Uptown, and each day is an adventure. After 25 years
of the same leadership we will have a new Alderman after the April
5th fun-off election. Both candidates are great people, and I look
forward to their guidance to get our neighborhood back on the right
track. Uptown is full of outstanding people and rich diversity, but
the last few years have been plagued too often with violence.
Living your life with your head on a swivel is no way to live.
Positive change is right around the corner and a new day is soon to
be upon Uptown.
I am not always the best parent but try to be a good person. I
admit to uttering a few choice words in the car before realizing I
didn't drop my son off at school yet. I probably didn't change
enough diapers when he was little, so he probably won't change mine
when I am older. I can't blame him. I am not always the best
partner in my relationship, but I am getting better with age. I am
finding mutual respect goes a long way, and life is a two way
street. I don't take myself too serious and love to share a good
I look forward to interacting with the informed readers of
Chicago Parent Magazine. Let the adventures begin!
Ryan lives in Uptown with his wife, Pascale, and 5-year-old son, Leo, and works in Chicago as an actor and on-air host.
See more of Ryan's stories here.
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