First, I would like to welcome you to “Reigniting the Fire.” Before we get into the purpose of this blog, I want to make sure you know a little about me.

I do not like to get overly personal, but I will give you enough to know who I am. How’s that? My name is Jason Dangel and I am 33 years young. I am a proud father, U.S. Army Veteran, innovator and lifelong learner. My professional background is public relations/communications, and I have been in the field for nearly 14 years.

Aside from work and family, I am very passionate about health and fitness and even competed in amateur bodybuilding competitions – the last being almost nine years ago. Time flies, huh? I decided to write this blog to document my journey back to the stage. Yes…back to the stage. I can feel the eyes roll as I write this. You are probably thinking “here is another guy who feels so important that he needs to share his workouts and gym pics with the world. Sorry bro, I’m not going to read your blog. I see enough of this crap on Instagram.” I can assure you that I am not going to be the guy posting pictures and worthless content with 73 hashtags and 19 emojis.

The intent of this blog is to keep myself accountable, and hopefully inspire others. I want you to be with me every step of the way as I once again walk back onto the stage in 2018. You see, I believe that life can sometimes necessitate movement away from certain values and who we really are. When we move away from who we really are because of family, work, or other responsibilities we call that “sacrifices” or “concessions.” When I became a father and became increasingly busy with a challenging career, I made many personal sacrifices. Any responsible adult would. I put my family first, worked long hours to give them everything they could ever ask for, and hopefully provided a true north for my children. While I will always put my family above everything else, I believe it is my time to focus on me…become more disciplined, more focused, and to once again realize my passion again. There is no change or forward movement without action. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

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