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Posted July 22, 2014 by Tim Wells in Friends

Positive Challenge Day 3: Silver Linings

It’s day 3 of the Positive Challenge. You may have noticed a 2-day gap between my day 2 post and today’s post. That’s because all of my (and Dawn‘s) websites got hacked this week. Not an awesome thing to have happen during a “Positive” Challenge. But we’re going to take that and use it. With that in mind, I bring you three silver linings.

#1: I Got Hacked

As a result of the hack, I lost about a year’s worth of writing I’d done on one of my other sites. Because clearly I’m not great at backing things up.

The Silver Lining

I’ve been wanting to put some distance between me and my political blogging roots, but the thought of pulling down a site that I’d invested a year into was daunting. Now that the issue has been forced, I actually feel pretty at peace about the whole thing.

#2: My Friend Is Moving Away

A week from tomorrow, one of my closest friends, and contributor to Review Dad, Scott, is moving 1,000 miles away for his new job. I’m definitely happy for Scott, but bummed for me.

The Silver Lining

Some of my best memories with Scott involve our awesome baseball trips. Now I have an excuse to visit Colorado and cross another Major League ballpark off my list of visited stadiums.

#3: I’ve Only Raised $25 For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m passionate about raising money for sick kids via the Extra Life charity. This year, the only contribution has been one I made for $25.

The Silver Lining

So far. This is only going to motivate me to come up with new and creative ways to hit Team Review Dad‘s 2014 goal. And I’ve got some ideas brewing, so stay tuned!

That’s it for day 3. Time to go nominate 3 other people to post 3 positive things on Facebook for 5 days, and nominate 3 friends of their own each day to participate. I’ll see you tomorrow (hopefully) for day 4 of the Positive Challenge!

Scott Olson

Take care, buddy. You’ll be missed.

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.