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I WAS TAKING IN A RAY OF SUNSHINE BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME I FELT ALIVE.

FEBRUARY 2ND, 2017

Dear World, That dude looks like he takes himself too seriously. I’m not that guy. I used to be a soldier in the United States Army. I served my country for six years, and in 2012 I was in my third and last tour in Afghanistan. I was in Ghazni Province in eastern Afghanistan. It’s very mountainous Like Colorado, it’s truly cold in the winter extremely hot in the summer. Like, you just can’t win, it’s not fun. Not fun at all. My job was to pick up the wounded from the battlefield. There’d be soldier, coalition forces, or innocent civilians. Most of the deployment I went through that didn’t bother me because it was my job. Until it… continue

NO NEED FOR PRINCESS CRAP

FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017

Probably at about like 13, maybe 14. I’d gotten my first teenage romance novel. My mom said, “What are you reading?” When I got home. “Did you get that from the library?” And I said, “Yeah.” And she said, “What’s it about?” And it was a short book, because I had read a lot of it already and I told my mom it’s the best, it’s the best. She likes the captain of the football team and she is kind of a nobody, and in the end they fall in love, and they’re going to go to college together.” “There are no such thing as fairy tales. Prince Charming is not going to come and sweep you off your… continue

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