Expressing gratitude isn’t a job or a task with no reward. As with any aspect of life, and especially when it comes to relationships, it’s really important to express these thoughts and their attached emotions to increase your presence, focus, connection, and in turn, your own happiness. Continue reading “52 Ways to be Grateful for the Fire Life”
We all know that our first responders– firefighters, police, and EMS workers– face danger and unpredictable scenes every single day. It is a risk that they and their families are aware of with every good-morning kiss and goodnight embrace. Continue reading “What the Loss of Chief Michael Fahy Meant in My Fire Family”
It has been a little more than five months since the last time that I have checked in here. Things have been evolving and reshaping my life and my relationships in ways that I could not have foreseen at the beginning of the year. Continue reading “Three-Quarters of 2016 is Gone. What Have You Done?”
Your firefighter, society, and personal stories can teach you only a couple things about dating a career firefighter. To save time, I have compiled a thorough list of pointers I wish I had known before The Man became a career firefighter.
Throughout my life, I’ve been criticized for how I approach nearly every human interaction. I don’t hold back, and I don’t hide what I want.
Things happen in life and you learn who has your back and who doesn’t. One truth I have always held is that of all the people who have come and gone, my three sisters have been the greatest allies.
Forgiveness is key in any relationship, and at multiple points in one’s life. Sometimes you have to forgive someone who forgot your birthday, someone who broke your heart, or someone who falls victim to their own mind.
Whether has been in my own relationships, someone close to me, or someone about whom I’ve stories; whether it’s putting a positive or negative, still an unrealistic, spin on the romantic situation; people too often let preconceived notions squander any chance of future connections and romantic growth.
A 24-hour shift is nothing new when it comes to the work schedule of a firefighter. It’s an adjustment, and while most partners will get used to it, some continue to struggle.