So yesterday, I was sitting on my couch just taking a breather and relaxing for a split second. Tuesday's are my long day. Producing The Sean Salisbury Show in the morning, edit the podcast after the show, my own personal podcast in the afternoon and work at my second job in the evening. I'm sitting there thinking, "life is hard." Don't get me wrong, I love life but, it's hard. Sometimes I long for the days where I was just a kid and I didn't have to worry about anything. I know I'm not the only one who has felt like that.
So as I'm sitting on my couch, I'm scrolling through Twitter on my phone, and, I see something that I haven't seen in nearly 20 years.
Hey Steve! It's been a minute.
Everyone remembers Blue's Clues and most of you remember the original host Steve. You either watched him like I did as a kid growing up or, as an adult, you saw your kids or grandkids watch him and maybe you sat down and watched him and Blue along with your kids.
So, back in 2002, Steve left the show because he went off to college in the show. I think the real reason is because he was balding and it would be weird for a balding guy to be hosting a kids show but, who knows. That's another story for another day. Either way, it doesn't matter. Steve was a part of my childhood up until the day he left (I have 5 younger siblings so I would watch Blue's Clues with them way after I grew out of it because I was a nice sibling.)
Anyway, Steve is back! And, my guy had some really nice things to say. He started off with agreeing that some parts of life, well, they're hard.
You're right about that Steve. But, it got a lot nicer. In a way, it's like having someone you grew up with talk to you personally. And, this is some of what Steve said.
Damn Steve. Honestly, sometimes you need to hear that. We've all been at a point in life where you're just sitting there wondering, "what the f*** am I doing with my life?" I've definitely felt like that a lot since Covid started. I was furloughed, let go, found a new job, and left behind everything I've ever known to move more than halfway across the country. There's been some days where I wonder if I made the right decision. And, again, I know for damn sure I'm not alone in thinking that. You'll tell yourself that you made the right decisions in your life but you'll still question it. But then, here comes Steve, someone that a lot of people my age have a childhood connection with and just hearing him say, you're doing a good job with everything you've done so far, it just makes you feel better about your life. Just a little bit.
He had a little more to say.
Thanks dude, I know you're just gassing me up but I appreciate that Steve. We focus too much on the small things that make us insecure and we'll miss the things about us, inside and outside, that makes us great. And, it's always awesome when someone points that out.
Steve said some other stuff that you could take away but this blog is already long enough and I only posted the stuff that hit me personally. Speaking of, there is one more thing he said.
I'm not crying! It's just my allergies acting up.
Since we've been kids, there's been a couple people that we've all wished would have been in our life a little longer. From childhood friends, to exes, to family members you don't really talk to as much, we all have at least one person we still think about. But, for whatever reason, we just don't talk to them. And, that's okay, we all have our reasons.
We've also all have connected with a character at some point in our lives. TV, movies, books, video games, you name it. And, naturally, as kids, we all got a little more attached to characters because, well, let's be honest, we didn't know any better when we were younger. So to have someone that a lot of people my age connected with when we were toddlers and 5 year olds tell us that we're doing a good job, we look great and the way he said goodbye, it was all honestly nice to hear for me and many others.
There's too many bad things going on in the world right now. So, it's nice to have something, or someone in this case, have something to give back to you. Even if it is just kind words. Welcome back Steve. Even some of the athletes have missed you.