Take In The Scenery When You Can

Capture The Moments

There will be times in your life when it feels like you’re constantly going. I know I have, and recently it has been non stop. I am very much a down to earth, all about nature, breathe in the trees and feel the energy from the earth type of chick. I try to get out into nature, whether its at a park, a trail, the ocean even just cloud watching on a hill, but I haven’t since my last trip to Yosemite. So its been a while sadly and I think I’m starting to feel the little bit of “sadness” you can say of not stopping to “smell the roses.” Whenever I’m at work I try and catch the sunrise. I have the 5am-2pm shift so its perfect sunrise time. Its not always a guarantee that i’ll be somewhere to capture all that amazingness but the other day I was really excited that I could. Granted it wasn’t out on a lake watching it rise or enjoying a big cup of hot coffee or tea but it worked. We were on our way to our next call and thankfully I was sitting shotgun this time. We came through the valley and behold! The sunrise. It gave us just a moment to relax and get ready mentally for the next call. It sent its calming waves to us. When I took the picture I realized that nothing will ever be picture perfect. Its more about just being in the moment and being positive about it and to look forward to more moments that you can have.

I wish I could go and fully enjoy the sunrise. Capture all of its glory really sink into that feeling. In all honesty its hard and I like that I can just enjoy even just an inch of it. I try to stay positive throughout the day and its stressful. In the field i’m in, it will only get more intense. I try my hardest and little things like this help me along the way (:

“The secret to a good morning is to watch the sunrise with an open heart.”

– Anthony T Hinks

August 17th 2019

“Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.”
– Mary Roach

Well all my lovely people! Today is my “break” away from the civilian world. It’s time for another drill weekend. This is my time I usually get caught up with all military knowledge and training that I missed out on and catch up on some work that I haven’t been able to do. I hope everyone has a safe, fun and relaxing weekend!

Listening To Podcasts

What Are Podcasts?

Before I listened to Podcasts, I had no idea what they were. I just figured they were people talking about stuff, no glitz or glam. I was wrong, and surprised about how much I enjoy certain ones. Podcasts are defined as: an episodic series of digital audio or video files which a user can download to listen. Alternatively, the word “podcast” may refer to the individual component of such a series or to an individual media file

When Is A Good Time To Listen To A Podcast?

You can literally listen to Podcasts anywhere you would like. They can be downloaded beforehand if there is no internet services or you can stream them directly off of a website. I never used to listen to podcasts. I didn’t exactly know what they were and I figured it was boring stuff. You can listen to them at work, in the car on a road trip, taking a bath. You can really listen to them wherever you would like. I just started listening to them at work. I don’t have the typical “9-5” job. Working as an EMT I am on an ambulance for my WHOLE shift. We work in there, hang out in there, eat in there and pass the time listening to podcasts. Every Wednesday I have the same partner and she loves these things. She kept talking about them and finally she said we had to listen to one. So we ended up listening to a podcast called Crime Junkie. The Podcast series is based off of true crime. She really draws you into the evidence and the story that is being told. This is now one of my FAVORITE ways to KILL time.

Where Can I Find Them?

There are multiple places you can stream or download Podcasts:

This is just a handful of suggestions of Podcasts that touch on different topics. If you know of any other good Podcasts please feel free to spread the knowledge! I hope you find a podcast to die for.