Self-Isolation… Nothing New Here

Billions of people around the world are experiencing an entirely new reality. They are being asked to isolate themselves. They are being told to distance themselves from those they love and care about. They are passing up opportunities to enjoy the activities that are normally taken for granted. Some are missing holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and specialContinue reading “Self-Isolation… Nothing New Here”

College — It’s Why I Joined The Military

My parents couldn’t afford it. I mean, according to the government, they “could.” They absolutely couldn’t afford it. I filled out the FAFSA… my parents made too much money (even though they were up to their eyeballs in debt). The entire experience was anxiety-ridden. The annoying guidance counselors, the pressure from coaches and mentors, allContinue reading “College — It’s Why I Joined The Military”

𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐬 𝐖𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐞

The military is filled with mentally and physically “hard” people. Wrong. The military is filled with… people. Yes, there are mentally and physically hard people. But, there are various types of people in the military. People who are driven by emotion. People who are incentivized by happiness. People who are molded by the past. PeopleContinue reading “𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐬 𝐖𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐌𝐞”

Take Me As I Am

Social conformity is a joke, right? Nah dawg. It is a legitimate behavioral response to peer pressure (or group pressure). Everyone seems like they are just trying to “fit in.” Fit into whichever group they find appealing, seeking recognition/validation while disregarding their values, or just adapting in order to make it out alive. Social conformityContinue reading “Take Me As I Am”

Factory of Mistakes

You make mistakes, right? I know for a fact that we all have. Mistakes aren’t always a bad thing. I get it – there are small mistakes and then there are grave mistakes. We have to be honest with ourselves when it comes to the kind of mistake we make. Mistakes, and failures, come withContinue reading “Factory of Mistakes”

Are You Curious?

Seriously, are you? Not in the typical fashion where you pry into people’s lives, snoop through your significant others sh*t, or ask intimate questions to a stranger. This isn’t “creeper” curious (although you might argue that even some creepers are pretty analytical and intelligent, i.e. the main character in the TV show “You”). I’m talkingContinue reading “Are You Curious?”

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Sleep is for the weak, right? You can sleep when you’re dead. Sleep is overrated. We have heard all of the metaphors. Cool. Have you ever gotten to the point that you can’t remember the last time you slept? Or, the last time you slept for more than a few hours? Outside of someone withContinue reading “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend”

Everything is Black and White… and Gray

We live in a complicated world. Good versus evil. Rich or poor. Smart or dumb. Most people live in a “black or gray” mindset. How beneficial is that? In the military, black and white is more applicable in terms of rules and regulations. Is it authorized? {black} Is it unauthorized? {white} Can you operate outsideContinue reading “Everything is Black and White… and Gray”

Lazy Coworkers Suck!

Yep. They can go to hell. Oh wow, “that is so harsh.” Hmm… nah, it is the truth. If you are wildly offended by the aforementioned statement – I hate to break it to you: you are probably the lazy coworker in your office. If you aren’t the lazy one, then you know which coworkersContinue reading “Lazy Coworkers Suck!”

The Unspoken Hero

If you have kids, know someone who has kids, or pay attention to memes that parents post on social media – you are probably familiar with the joy that children bring. Scenario: It is the middle of the night and you are pulled out of a dead sleep by a screaming child. They are sickContinue reading “The Unspoken Hero”

Tale of Two People

We often only see what people want us to see. In all reality, it is not that simple. We likely see what we want to see. I often utilize this “story” if that is what you want to call it. Maybe it is more of a metaphorical lesson at first. It isn’t an everyday storyContinue reading “Tale of Two People”

Family, Military Life and Being PRESENT

So, where to begin? Let’s try something that isn’t unique at all: a little biographical information to paint a picture. Oddly enough — I hate writing. Well, I used to think that I hated writing. All that changed with an enduring college career and a life served in the military. I digress… so here isContinue reading “Family, Military Life and Being PRESENT”

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