I created this blog as a form of self-expression and an attempt at increased self-understanding through writing. My goal is to single out experiences, events and people that have contributed to my life, and then share those insights with others. Hopefully you find it informative, educational and entertaining. Thanks for visiting.

Jake's Blog

This is my blog.  There are many like it but this one is mine. Without me, my blog is incomplete. Without my blog I am incomplete... I hope you enjoy your time here.

First Song Of The Day - F.S.O.D.

F.S.O.D. is the First Song Of The Day. I love music and I have a very large music collection. Every morning I hit shuffle and start my day with whichever song pops up.  I hope you enjoy!

Photo Blog: Random Pictures From Life

This is a random selection of pictures from my day to day life.  They are mostly nonsense but you never know when I may drop one or two in the mix that may be mildly amusing.  You'll just have to check back often to find out.  I hope you enjoy them.

Here's A Little Bit About Me


I'm happily married and I'm a proud father of some pretty amazing kids. I have many interests and passions but in the end my family and friends mean the world to me. I'm a Generation X'er that was born and raised in New Jersey and I'm fortunate to be able to call both Tampa and Chicago home (depending on the season). I’m a big sports fan, I eat healthy 6 days per week…on day 7 I defile myself, like many guys I quote lines from movies more often than I probably should, I read books on a regular basis; I work very hard, I play very hard,  Motto: "Assume I will, and I'll let you know if I won't.", I subscribe to fitness, finance and men’s fashion magazines; I actually like watching TV...and I’m good with admitting that.  I'm a cook, a BBQ making Bad Ass, a musician, a travel junkie, a fledgling writer, a fashion and design enthusiast and a mediocre salt water fisherman.  Lastly, professionally,  I am an executive with a Fortune 500 company. 

My blog is a collection of life stories, advice, musings, rants and one guy’s twisted perspective on any number of random subjects. It is essentially the organized thoughts of an 40+ over-thinker.  I write from a guy's point of view (obviously) and it seems to resonate best with my peers, men in their 30's through 50's, (also obviously). This blog is intended to be a form of personal expression, a journal and a means to inspire and be inspired. I hope you enjoy your time here.

One more thing...

Occasionally I will have posts, photos or other content from friends and guest contributors other than myself.  I may also post photos, videos or other content that I do not own.  I try to link back to the original content when possible however that may not always be possible.  If you are the owner of some of this content and you would like me to remove it, please contact me and I will take it down.

The best way to tell me what you think is to post a comment on the blog.  You can also contact me @jakewilson247 on Twitter. Thank you for reading, and please share your stories with me!