Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My Story

No, no, no....don't worry.  This is not a blog post about my life story.  I'll save that for a rainy day.  "My Story" is actually the title to today's scrapbook page:

Maybe I will indulge you in a little chapter of my Life Story.  Did I ever mention that I was in the United States Air Force?  Did I mention that I was a firefighter?  Yup. Yup.  I can't lie, I am a little proud to say that.  I joined the military in 2007 because I always sorta felt compelled to do it.  My recruiter gave me a booklet of jobs to bring home and carefully choose a career that I think would suit me.  All the jobs sounded kind of boring to me, until I saw FIREFIGHTER.  So I checked the box.  Simple as that.  No tear jerking, inspirational reasoning behind my decision.  I was warned over and over that the training was brutal.  I was told several times that females rarely make it through the Physical Training, because women's bodies usually can't lift a human being off the ground, throw them over their shoulders, and carry them out of a burning building if necessary.  But hey, I like a challenge.  Long story short, I did very well in Fire Training and even did better than half my class which was all men.  Maybe I'm just built more like a man than a woman.  I don't know.  But it was the 4th greatest accomplishments of my life.  

The photo was actually taken in Disney World.  I was acting like a complete doofus and pretending to open to the hydrant.  

Check out the challenge, you still have until Jan. 14th to enter.

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What is your 4th greatest accomplishment?  I'd love to know.


  1. I love your layer ,excellent work using the sketch.Thank you for playing along with us at My Creative Sketches!

  2. Really cute page! Thank you for linking up to the Paper Issues current link party!

  3. What a wonderful layout, Love your story thank you

  4. What an interesting story! Love the layout! Thanks for playing along with us on My Creative Sketches!

  5. Thank you so much for your service to our country!