Chip Martens — Thoughts

Hello world

This website started it’s life in 2016 as a showcase for my collection of my graphic and web design work. There was a short time that it served as a photoblog, just one of many unsuccessful attempts at maintaining a blog.

Most recently, it’s sat dormant, a simple landing page with only a few brief paragraphs about me, mainly just used for my vanity email address.

Life Changes

In the summer of 2019, I was happily married, raising 2 beautiful children with my best friend, planning on building a new house for our family. I had a secure job, a great routine and thought things were going great.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, I found out my wife had been having an affair with her coworker. I had joined a tech startup in the tour & attraction industry that was quickly shutting down do the the state of the world.

I didn’t know where I would live, if I would have any money, how I would support or how much I would be able to see my kids. In less that 6-months, every aspect of my life was new, unknown, and in a state of turmoil.

A New Focus

I had a choice a choice to either let my feelings consume me, or to embrace the what was handed to me and to make the most of things. I had the opportunity to work with some amazing counsellors, and due to lockdowns, I had unlimited access to work through my feelings with wise friends.

I have dug deep to unearth the things that I truly value, to see what is truly important in my life, and this blog is an attempt to organize my thoughts and finding on my personal journey to lead a simple, intentional life.