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Here I stand again...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

So - I'm here at this moment yet again. Desperate to change my physique and nutrition...just not desperate enough to initiate the change.

A little of my background is I spent 20 years floating in the comfort of a nowhere job, leading a nowhere life. I got a swift kick in the pants by a boss who was failing and took me down with him. All of a sudden, my routine life turned not so comfortable.

I started school while working horrible hours, sometimes not seeing my children for days. I started spiraling down the horrible path of depression, never letting anyone see how damaged I felt I had become. I poured myself into wanting to be the best EMT student I could be, and upon graduating, began searching for a new job with better hours and more gratitude than where I currently was. I began volunteering at a local fire station, and found another part time job to supplement where I was already working. But it wasn’t enough to pull me out of my funk…
So I began another round of school. I quit the job that had beat me down for 20 years, and embarked on a new passion. Again my family suffered – long weeks filled with only 2 days home to see my husband and kids, and only those times at night, right before bed. But I prevailed, gaining a shiny badge stating “Firefighter”, and a paper declaring my prominent accomplishment as part of the “Bulldog” company. Slowly I am clawing my way back from the pit of depression.
I have a long road to go - as I am currently working on gaining my Firefighter 1 Certification by the end of March. I am hoping to gain some motivation to keep this resolve going, and have someone help keep me accountable. This site helped me out years ago, and I'm hoping it will again.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUSTLLAMA 2/28/2013 2:41AM

    Your story sounds so much like mine! I worked for years in a series of jobs that took me absolutely nowhere. My last job, I got laid off just as I was settling into complacency. I too went back to school (for nursing) and now have a job I love! My grandma always said "everything happens for a reason." God might not always show us the reason right away, but He definitely has a plan for us! I'm glad to see you are working towards something that you enjoy! It makes life so much happier that way!

I know it's hard, but it will be worth it in the end! Best of luck to you!

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CATHYGETSFIT 2/27/2013 5:44PM

    emoticon on becoming a Firefighter! Definitely a noble profession! Depression can be a horrible thing especially when it hangs on for such a long time! It's good that you are climbing back out of your depression and are looking to get some motivation. The Aspire & Inspire team has a monthly Buddy Support Group (BSG) Challenge that might help with your motivation and being accountable. Here is a link to what the BSG Challenges are
?board=18195x31050x39484%20018 and if you think this might be something that you want to do here is the link to sign up for the challenges
ard=18195x31050x52250571. Either way I wish you lots of luck in getting your Firefighter certificate and getting some motivation to keep going!


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