I have been in the fire service for 3 years now. I've seen a lot of shit in these short years from helping someone who just fell on the ground stand back up, to working major accidents with multiple deaths. The one thing I have come to realize during my time as a firefighter is that it is not a job...it's a...
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olirishsaint:
@pink_cheeks  thanks :)
pimenta:
❤️

Usually I write happy or inspirational pieces but this time I'm tired, irritated and I feel like ranting.

I like to think of myself as a good man. I work hard, I am honest, loyal, loving, and I do my best to be the best damn father and respectable man I can be. Sometimes I can be an asshole (years of being walked on...
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Recently, I've been caught in a couple of situations where I have had to come to the aid of some poor woman being abused by her boyfriend. It's a sad thing to witness and I can't grasp my head around the thought of why men must feel it is necessary to hit a woman. I grew up in an abusive household. I...
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Attraction can be a great thing, but it can also be dangerous to one's heart and soul. Attraction to something can turn into a goal like a job or higher education (for example, my goal to be a firefighter. I'm attracted to helping others and doing my best to make a difference). Attraction to a person can be also rewarding, like a mentor...
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These are my hands. I've had blood, tears, sweat, dirt, mud, oil, manure, ash, fire, wood, and metal on them. They have been busted, broken, scraped, cut, bruised, burned, smashed, and generally tore up from hard work and defending myself or others when needed.

Like these hands, this country has been through the same and so much more. America was founded and built by
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Life sucks sometimes. So much pain and sadness in the world. To some, the flame of hope, love, joy, trust, etc.., is slowly fading into nothing. For me, it's never been brighter, it burns with intense heat inside of me. Sometimes things don't go the way I planned or envisioned, sometimes I get hurt, betrayed, but most of the time, that's what...
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