A Leap of Faith

Leave a comment

December 20, 2013 by Austin McNair

GlasoliEver since I created one of those hip Xanga accounts in 2004, I have chosen to be a part of the nonsensical evolution of social media. Myspace, Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, FormSpring, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine etc… I’ve used them all. It has been an awkward journey, and I do not think I have figured out the best way of using social media. I don’t think any of us have.

But one thing I have figured out is that I do not like when people post antagonizing material on the same forum where they post their personal life events. I love seeing pictures of your kids, but please do not tell me how much you hate the President in the comments section.

In 2014, I want to develop as a writer. I have set a personal goal to accomplish this desire. However, I do not want to simply develop as a Facebook status writer. Moreover, I do not want to bombard everyone I’ve ever “friended” with every waking thought.

Becoming a better writer will mean taking whatever thought I have in a moment and putting it on paper (or pixels). Too often I have been afraid to write because I did not want to stir the already boiling pot of the Facebook universe. This fear has limited my growth as a writer.

Along with the Missio Stream, “A Leap of Faith” will be my new forum to write. I have decided to name this blog “A Leap of Faith” because I am believing that at the end of this process I will have become a better writer, learner, thinker, and person. I will attempt to share some deep expressions that stem from my experience as a Christian. However, I will also digress into soccer rants, social commentary, and my personal life.

People will read or they won’t. At least I can take comfort that I will never have to get in another Facebook argument ever again.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Currently Reading

Follow on Instagram

Almost every day when I arrive at work I jot down the words “Live it Well” in my notebook. It’s a reminder to embrace the day, live intentionally, and to be grateful. I’m happy to borrow these lyrics from @switchfoot, an incredible band who Lillian and I saw for the fourth time together tonight. We always leave their shows inspired and with more hope than we walked in with. “Life is short; I wanna live it well One life, one story to tell Life is short; I wanna live it well And you're the one I'm living for Awaken o my soul Every breath that you take is a miracle Life is short; I wanna live it well.” #liveitwell #loveisournativetongue #switchfoot #gratitude #hopeisananthem #whereibelong #nativetongue #foreverstartsnow @colonyhouse
My Valentines! 😍❤️🐻
My guy is getting bigger! #cassianmichael #🐻McNair
For the last three years I have worked with my friend Eric Teoh on an advocacy initiative in my neighborhood to correct a mistake - made by Arlington County staff - which was having a devastating effect on the quality of life for hundreds of my neighbors, disproportionately those in lower income situations. Well, this week the Arlington County Board unanimously voted on a resolution which will solve the issue that we fought so hard to fix! It is a HUGE win for the people of my neighborhood. Read more here: https://www.arlnow.com/2019/01/29/county-repeals-controversial-parking-restrictions-in-forest-glen-arlington-mill-neighborhoods/ The Arlington County Board members should be proud of themselves for stepping in and making this change. I am thankful for all my friends and neighbors who helped support our initiative along the way! Local politics may be a boring hobby (I can recall some meetings where I wanted to tear my eyes out). BUT you better believe that there are some very opinionated people in these local meetings who are making a lot of decisions about your life. If you’re fired up about politics in general then I highly suggest you get involved at the local level. It may feel good to voice your political opinions on social media, but in the end, you are not having a very big impact. If you want to make a difference, you have to get involved at the local level. #localpoliticsmatter #communityorganizing #theobstacleistheway #lovethyneighbor #lovethyneighborhood
This cold is unbearable! 📸by @lillimcnair 🐻🐻🐻
Not a bad way to end 2018... just dropped in at @tristargym and took a class instructed by the legend @georgesstpierre.
%d bloggers like this: