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It's Where You Choose To Stand And Nurture The Grass That Counts!

Last week, 3 August was my 10-year mark from retiring from the Air Force after 21 years of service. I posted some retirement photos reliving that day in my mind and the amazing years spent up to it of the adventures, humanitarian missions, wars, and camaraderie I lived and witnessed. I said that, “I miss it”. It started to play on my mind big time, even keeping me up wondering at night, what have I done with my life and work since then? Am I making a difference like I did in the military?

Looking back over this last decade, a memory of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with fellow veterans flashed in my mind. I smiled. Then another memory flashed, then another and another. My mind was racing, and my smile was as big as a kid in a candy store! Yes, while I do miss the military, I am grateful for the lessons it taught me, and that I carry with me and use to this day. You see, I was looking at this all wrong. The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Its where you choose to stand and nurture the grass that counts! I am extremely proud of who I have become and my work that continues! I am proud of the adventures, new camaraderie, and those who I get to story tell for.

Here are the memories that popped into my mind of my last 10 years:

Freelancer for Reuters, Kolkata, India Cab Project, Hurricane Laura, Headhunters of Nagaland, India, Dallas Protests, Warren Center “Beautifully Broken” Project, Real Housewives of Dallas Husband, “To Be An Apatani Woman”, India Project, Food In Fashion Project, Hurricane Florence, Earth X. Cinderella, One Of The Family Project, Burners Essence, Burning Man, Isis Last Stronghold, Cancer Blows, FOCUS Hospital Scoliosis Project, Ghana Africa, Studio Work, Prison Fellowship, Namibia Aerial Project: Old Scars & Shape Shifters, Texas State Parks, Comedian John Crist, Last Letters Podcast, The Red People, Namibia, Alaska, Published National Geographic, Costa Rica, Texas Water Campaign, BTS “Dallas” TV Show, Tawang Monastery, India,Cincinnati Reds Home Openers, Mercury One Artifacts, Fashion, Salvation Army, Trump Rallies, BLM Rallies, Nascent Project, South Africa, Soweto, South Africa Shark Dive, Okahandja Dump Kids, Namibia, Dallas Burlesque, Bike The Bricks, George Flyod Memorial, Veterans Projects: Medal of Honor Portrait Project, VA Mental Health Campaigns, Mount Kilimanjaro “Climb For A Cause” Project, Medal of Honor Dignified Transfer, Salute To The Troops, Snowball Express, Texas Cattle Round UP, Warriors & Quiet Waters, Airpower Foundation, Peru Ayahuasca Veterans Trip, Heroic Hearts Project, Operation Get Out, Taking A WWII Vet To Ireland, Light Up To Live.


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