As you may remember, back in 2006 I started this blog in anticipation of the release of the book, Rescuing Providence. Yesterday, the blog passed 1,000,000 visits, or “hits.” That’s a lot of hits if I do say so myself!
Time moves on, and things change, if they didn’t not much of anything would get done. I’ve changed, hopefully for the better. My time as a Rescue Captain in Providence is over, I still have lots of memories and opinions which I will continue to share here, and another book in the Rescuing Providence, Responding genre coming, but for now my efforts have been focused on regaining the life I gave up while working on an ALS rig in a nutty city, and doing two overtime shifts every week for the last 12 years.
Not to be a crybaby, but that life took a lot out of me, and I’m just now starting to realize the toll it took on me, and my family. Thankfully, they kept me around while I played Allimportantman, and getting back into the grove of relationships and living a normal life is no longer an illusion, it is becoming a reality.
The transition between firefighter and normal human being is a big part of my next book which will be available in February. The blog of the same name is a departure from the doom and gloom that accompanied me over the last two plus decades, and I have shared here. I can’t say that I miss it. There is a lot of good in the world, and a lot of fun to be had, and we have a little dog now to share our new life with. I have no idea what the future holds, but I do know that I’m looking forward to it while enjoying the moments that are becoming fond memories.
Here’s a link to the new blog, I’d appreciate it if you gave it a look, and passed it on to your friends if you see fit, and as always, thanks for reading.