I got a job. It's working for Best Buy, but it's a part time position for now while I work on trying to gain some weight toget my skinny butt into the Police OR Fire Department. Seems Chicago is calling for EMT's, and they might even want me. 24 hours on, 48 hours off, working 98 days out of a year and saving lives while pulling in anywhere from 35K to 50K a year. Not to mention having a second job on the side if I want to make some extra cash. It's all about picking up where I left off.
Have any of you readers done so? (this is the part where I make you think...) Have you stopped everthing you were doing to .. just pick up and try something totally unexpected? Ever paint using watercolors. . then just stop and say "Hell, I wanna do charcoal drawings." Or perhaps something a bit deeper, where you stopped everything to live with someone you love? I had a conversation with my little sister, and she asked me, straight out, if I have any regrets in my life. Do I have anything that I look back at and say "Damn, I did that the wrong way." Looking back, I actually don't. I'm glad I had the oppertunity to move out and fall in love, and glad I had the chance to be an adult, to be a lover, and to be a husband. My only regrets stem from the way things were handled on my ex's part. The lying, the backstabbing. . .all of that I can't say I regret, because I feel I didn't cause it. So, no, I've no regrets. I've lived an interesting life thusfar.
I had an English Teacher in High School, who once said, "The only way you can ever judge another person's life, is by the stories they have to tell." I consider this another story, and a life lesson. I will admit all is not well though, as I do have some trust issues, and a broken heart, but those tie into a whole emotional ball that I have to deal with. The 'external' ball I offer others to play with, is fairly simple. Have no regrets, even if what you do is stupid. Fill your life with stories and share them with others. You only have one life to live, so you best make it count.