Life seeks to corral all of us into pigeonholes and marketing profiles. We need a place to be who we are in this moment. It bugs me that all of us carry baggage from our pasts, but I wish we'd rally together in support of one another so all of us can face our futures with our will to survive intact.
Choose to spam someone else with your "cold call" solicitations. Instead, offer me your unique perspective in the form of a comment and share with me a piece of your life that you choose. What you choose to leave behind is a footprint that might help me find my way on my life's journey.
The world treats me harshly and leaves me damaged, beaten, and broken. I rebel as much as I can with love and kindness, but many times, I tire too quickly. It's the comments anonymous authors and fellow friends leave behind that rejuvenate my spirit and reinforce my will to fight.
Thanks for taking a chance and reading something I published. I hope it helps you like it did me.
5 Facts About Me (part of the "tag" game the younger generation has started)
1. I grew up on a dairy farm in a small town. Adjacent to one side of our property, we had an apple orchard. A Christmas Tree Farm was on the other side. I joke that our dairy farm was the only one in town that ate vegetarian, refused to hunt, didn't own a truck, and drove a Honda as our primary vehicle.
2. Every morning for as long as I can remember, I wake up with music floating in my head. This morning (Feb 12), it was "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel. In middle school, I qualified for All-State Choir, but quit choir completely before I participated in the competition because I suffered from stage fright and couldn't read music.
3. In high school and college, I never drank alcohol until I was 21. To this day, I've never smoked or used other recreational drugs because, for me, the risks don't outweigh the potential rewards. Also, I was a virgin until I was nearly 25 (and that was only once to get the monkey off my back). My wife (whom I met at 28) was only my second lover. Abstinence isn't for everyone, but it can be done if you set your mind to it.
4. I don't understand sarcasm as it's happening to me. This apparent blind spot has caused many difficulties in my life because I believe what people say and sarcasm throws me for a loop.
5. I've never owned a car that had an automatic transmission. All of my vehicles (I've now owned 6) were manual transmissions by choice. I think they are safer and more fun to drive. I love traveling by car on the open road, but I'm crappy with money and never seem to have enough saved up to go anywhere.
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