I am a retired Army Master Sergeant and combat veteran. I as well as stateside, I have served in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Now that I have time, I have invested into writing various material from fiction to self help.
Although now retired, I loved my job in the United States Army. Having served over twenty years (consisting of seven active years and thirteen years in the National Guard), I progressed through the ranks from Private (E-1) to Master Sergeant (E-8). I had deployed to non-hostile areas such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, to full combat zones of both Iraq and Afghanistan. Though only certified in three different jobs, throughout the years I had held my share of hats, to include: Infantry, Cavalry, Communications, Logistics, Operations, Food Service, Supply, Transportation, and Security.
Dave's Bucket List
Back in 2019, my life took an unexpected turn for the worse. Granted, things have not been well with me since Thanksgiving of 2016, but that is a story for another day. Without elaborating on the details of these particular events that occurred in my life, I woke up to the realization that things need to change. If I did not voluntarily change my life, I would be welcoming my life to change for me. And lately, that latter option has not worked out so well. So where did I start? I began by creating a bucket list.
Today as I sit here, I am in pain. I am in pain physically. Today, it is not a heavy pain. On a scale of one to ten I would only rate it a four. But it is there. I have not taken any medication. Nor will I. I have not told a single person about this pain yet today, nor did I intend to. Why is that?