Sun, 02/05/1967 (All day)
I'm a firefighter/paramedic in north Texas. Like most firefighters, I have several part-time jobs, too: Technical rescue, EMS for events, competitive tactical shooting and photography. I've studied various forms of martial arts for most of my life. I work with a couple of different dog rescues, and I've just started nursing school. A good friend is trying to get me to come completely to the dark side, and go all the way to Nurse Practitioner.
* To be the best husband I can be. * To always increase the quality of time I spend with those who are important to me. * To optiimize my appreciation of moments. * To always improve my physical, mental, and emotional readiness.
After 15 years as a programmer and manager in the information technology field, I chose to take a leap, change careers, and follow my calling. While serving as a volunteer firefighter (and still working full time in IT), I put myself through fire academy, EMT school, and Paramedic school. I then applied for and was selected for a position as a full time Firefighter/Paramedic. I've never looked back, and thoroughly enjoy serving in this capacity. I am more grateful than I can express for my wife, whose love and support made all of this possible. Now that I'm doing what I feel I'm supposed to be doing, opportunities in my life have opened up in so many new directions. I now have the time and energy to work with dog rescues, go to nursing school, and become involved in Search and Rescue. I'm also spending more time on photography, and perfecting my post-processing skills. Mack is absolutely right: To knock down your targets, you simply need to completely commit yourself, and never give up. Just keep going. It's not easy, but it's a very simple formula for success.
Firefighting, EMS, Photography, Search and Rescue, ER Nursing, Martial Arts, Percussion