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2018 Life Goals!

I have a lot of goals that I want to accomplish in 2018. However, I had to be brutally honest with myself when creating goals that were real and attainable in just a year's time. There are so many things that I dream to get done in just a year, but with some self-reflection I was able to come up with a list that I know I can accomplish, as well as a few goals that I want to do if I am able to after finishing the others. The first thing I did was sit down with my brand new 2018 planner (I freaking LOVE my planners guys. It's an addiction. I almost wish the year was shorter so I could get more new planners.) and write down the goals I have in mind. I did this so that every time I open my planner to write down a date or a reminder, I'll see that visual of everything that I hope to do this year. Seeing it on paper makes it a lot easier to make a game plan for.


I'm in a period of my life where I'm not sure what I want to focus on in the realm of self-improvement. What …
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Here's a Glimpse of Me

In my last two posts I had very specific points that I wanted to hit when I was writing them. I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about, and the words flowed from my fingers like water.
Today, I don’t know what my purpose is. I just have a million thoughts in my head and I’m going to put them down into words. I apologize if you can’t figure out my meaning or the end goal for writing it. But as promised, I’m going to be me, and I don’t always make sense. Sometimes even I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about! So here goes.
One phrase that I’ve always heard from childhood is that God laughs in the face of our plans. I have never found anything to be more true. When I was in middle school and early high school trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life, never in a million years did I believe that I’d pursue a career in the military or be married to another woman by the time I turned 20. I pictured the “typical” timeline; graduate college, get a good job, get married and h…

Being a Dog Mom, the Struggles and the Joys

Earlier this year my wife and I lost our miniature dachshund in a pit bull attack. We were both crushed, my wife more so as Dougie was her baby that she had raised from the time he could fit in the palm of her hand. He was only five years old when we lost him, and it wasn't his time, nor were we at all prepared to lose such a huge part of our lives. We ended up adopting another dachshund that was from the same sire as Dougie so that we could hope to have a small piece of him with us.


Well let me just tell you, other than her appearance, our puppy Winnie could not be anymore different from Dougie! She is a hellion, chooses to listen when it best suits her, and only wants to give affection when she's sticking her tongue in your mouth. But we wouldn't give her up for anything! She's a tiny ball of energy that keeps us entertained.



Bringing her home into our high rise apartment was definitely a struggle. She did not want to use the restroom on the potty pad, but instead …

Our Story, Part One

Hey y’all! Welcome to my blog!
I’m starting this page because I want to look back in thirty years when I’m starting to forget all of the wonderful moments, and read about all of the joys and hard times that I've gone through. I want to document for me, for my children, and for any people whose lives I can touch by sharing my story and experiences. I intend to be silly, sarcastic, serious, and painfully authentic. I truly hope you enjoy!

I joined the United States Air Force in May of 2015. I was a young, eager individual ready to serve my country, get some new experiences under my belt, and figure out what I wanted to do with my life. I was put into a group of around 50 girls, all from different stages of life and various areas of the country. The first moment I can remember ever speaking to my wife was when we were all in line preparing to exit our dorm (probably to eat lunch or go to a training class). She approached me and asked what my name was in a very strong southern accent…