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The Universe and it's Mysteries

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 3, 2014, 1:46 PM


Every time I think I've got my life figured out, the universe slaps me in the face and says "Nope!  Time to change again!" 

After five weeks in the fire academy, I was doing well.  Until ladders were introduced.  I spent two days dropping a 24 foot ladder on my neck and shoulder, and when I woke up to go to school on the third day, I couldn't move my neck or shoulder and it was bruised up pretty bad.  I had to drop the academy because if I couldn't pass ladders (and I could barely move) I would fail.  So, I stepped away and am recovering so that I can do it again instead of further injuring myself and never being able to become a fire fighter.  I might just go the federal way and become a park/forest ranger and a wild land fire fighter.  I only have to pass a test of walking 3 miles with 45 pounds in 45 minutes or less.

I left NorCal 5 days ago, and drove back to NC.  I really missed my boys, and I get to see them on Sunday.  I'm getting really tired of my gypsy soul, I want to be able to be happy in one spot, but I always want to be moving, in different places, traveling.  I hate feeling stuck.

Driving through Missouri, there was a massive tornado producing thunderstorm.  I continued driving even though visibility was barely past the hood of my jeep.  I caught the wind from a big rig at the same time I fishtailed in a puddle.  I lost control and spun two 360's on I-70 and flew in to the grassy field between the two sides of the interstate.  The jeep didn't roll (somehow) and the only injury I sustained was to my wrist from yanking the steering wheel to the left to avoid slamming in to the big rig and causing an accident.  My wrist got hurt because my arm got wedged between the door and the steering wheel.

I'm really lucky.  If my jeep hadn't had damage in California, I wouldn't had taken it to a mechanic.  If I hadn't taken it in, my shocks and steering arms and all that stuff that control the tires wouldn't have been replaced (they were rotted and every time I hit a bump I lost control of my front tires.)  If they weren't replaced, I definitely would have rolled or slammed in to the truck.

I know I had so many people behind me, supporting me in the academy, but I hadn't anticipated getting hurt.  Just wanted to let you all know what's up.  Now I need to figure out what's going on again. :)


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I am a Combat Documentation Production Specialist, fancy talk for Photographer and Videographer in the US Army, and I love every minute of it! It's exciting and takes me everywhere you can possibly imagine!
I am a mother to two awesome (and sometimes evil) tiny people, the eldest called Ninjajbaby and the youngest called Demonchild!

I guess I've a Gypsy Soul. I move a lot, but I'm from and currently live in Red Bluff, CA. A tiny farmer and rancher town in (waaay) Northern California.
I started having a real interest in photography in the fourth grade, back in 1998-1999. I ran around everywhere with disposable cameras, usually having at least three on me until I got my very first camera, a film camera, a Canon AE-1 that I still have and use.
I started being extremely serious about it freshman year of high school, 2003-2004.
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Funny how we want so badly to grow up and when we do, we spend most of our grown up life trying to get back to childhood.

November 26, 2013
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Does this picture look familiar?  If you've been following my DA for at least the past year, you'll recall a picture of this same boy in the same fence with that same goofy grin.  What is she talking about? 
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October 15, 2014
Willow Spring, NC
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The Avenue of the Giants.  And yes, they are massive!  I really wish I hadn't been on a time schedule, otherwise I may have spent nearly a week running through the forest, hugging all the massive trees and taking photos.  Next time. :nod:

September 23, 2014
Avenue of the Giants, CA
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These Past Two Years by cheslah
These Past Two Years
This is for GetDailyDeviations  "To Tell A Story" contest.

I want to let you in to the last two years of my life.  The last two years of a nearly six year Army career.  This is a true story, but you can think it's completely made up if you wish.  I've been struggling with the military and what it as allowed to happen to me.  I am a rape survivor, most recently because of the military.

My second drill at a new unit in North Carolina, September 2012, I had no friends.  A male NCO befriends me, and he suggests we go get some dinner after drill.  He picks the place because it sells alcohol.  I had a bad feeling, but I went anyways.  He asked to take my car, because his car required a breathalyzer test to start.  He bought me drinks and I drank them, though I told him I really shouldn't drink.  Later, back at lodging, I stumbled up the stairs to go to bed.  Soon, he came to my room to "check on me."  And I stupidly let him in.

I didn't report it for a year and a half, actually, I never reported it.  It caused hell in my marriage, it almost ended multiple times over my refusal to report it.  Finally in March of this year, it was reported.  Not by me, but by one of my fellow soldiers who overheard my husband screaming at me about it.  

After that, I had to talk to Criminal Investigators (CID) and was appointed a lawyer.  CID was brutal, I had to go in to every detail I could remember from that night, over and over again (trying to get me to change my story) and I had to give witnesses.  Every single witness I had was an NCO, and every single one "couldn't remember."

I was also banned from drill, I was no longer able to go.  Not only me, but the NCO and my husband were no longer able to attend either.  I was, and still am confused, as to why neither my husband nor myself were allowed to attend drill and continue receiving a paycheck.  I was the victim, and my husband was deployed at the time it had occurred.  

This past week I learned the NCO who's facing charges from not only me, but also drug charges, has been attending drill.  Receiving a paycheck.  He was also named Soldier of the Month this past weekend and is still a Squad Leader.  

The way the military handles sexual assault is appalling, and it's treatment of the victims is equally disgusting.  I'm still awaiting word as to whether or not the case will go to trial, they have my rape kit, his testimony, my testimony, most of the clothes I was wearing that night.  It's been eight months.  At this point in my military career, I hate it.  I want them to kick him out, or if they won't, kick me out.  

October 9, 2014
Willow Spring, NC
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