September 11 is a good day for remembering. Facebook was kind enough to share my thoughts from last year-
Most of us remember this day 15 years ago. I was 1 year out of the Army and once the shock settled, my first thought was of all the friends still serving who were going to experience this tragedy first hand.
Nicholas Cargill was just a baby, unable to remember this event first hand. I can’t express the pride in my heart without tears in my eyes, that he has chosen to follow in the footsteps of the great individuals who protect our country.
There are enough enemies in the world for us to fight without battling our neighbors. Challenge the status quo, but please push for what you believe in without causing more harm.
How often do you have days where you aren’t completely unhappy, but you aren’t entirely happy either? What do you do when the funk of life just seems to settle over you? Especially when you know there’s plenty in your life to be happy about? Lately it seems as if I am having more of those days than I care to count. More than once over the last several weeks I have felt as if I am a spectator in my own life. Seeing things through a fog.
I have been blogging for quite some time now. It’s going on four years, with at least three of them being full-time wage yearning years. So much as changed since then and somewhere along the way I’ve changed. It is very easy to get discouraged on this end of the screen. Some days I cringe at the thought of spending time on social media, tbh it can be exhausting! So today I am remembering all the reasons why this blog is important to me. I would love to say it is 100% about you, the person reading this. To be transparent though, it’s not all about you. It’s about me too.
- It offers professional freedom, current price 60+ hours a week
- It is a creative outlet, when I am motivated
- It challenges me, ok most days my lack of knowledge scares the crap out of me
- It gives me a place to help my fellow human, when they bother to stop by
- Let’s face it, this is my legacy
So I am remembering our loved ones and fallen heroes today. I am remembering why communicating with you is so damn important. Because it really is about you. All of you. Helping you is what helps me.
Loriann Cargill Bustos