Ten Years

When the recruiter asked me about switching to the Marine Corps Reserves, I did not initially jump on the opportunity. With prayerful consideration I made my choice and decided to make the switch. It was with that decision my bootcamp date moved to be much sooner. That date was today - ten years ago. Much... Continue Reading →

Safe

It was on the 29th of August that Hurricane Ida made landfall in Southeast Louisiana. That day alone caused much devastation and left over 1M customers without power. I was one of those customers. Saturday, August 28th, I left my place around 1:15am to beat evacuation traffic out of the city. Thankful that I did!... Continue Reading →

Be Present

Have you ever been minding your own business and notice something interesting repeated fairly consistently? For example, a quote could be found in a book and later repeated through conversation with a friend. Both occasions of use were on different topics, but key elements of the quote stood out to create a consistent theme. This... Continue Reading →

On This Day

A decade sounds like a long time, and it kind of is. Yet, for some reason, it seems like a decade was just a few years ago. Time flies! It was 10 years ago, on this day, that I swore an oath at the Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) in Columbia, SC so that I... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: January 2021

Looking back on January 2020 versus January 2021, there are very unique differences. For starters, we were not in a pandemic in January 2020. At that time my debt free journey was serious but not as intense as it currently is. Last year I was standing in a pile of debt valued at over $30,000.... Continue Reading →

Debt Free Journey: November 2020

This month was one of those months where spending was higher than usual. My budget allows for spending, but I do not usually spend the maximum amount. With friends visiting, holiday preparations, and work trips, I was able to pay down an additional $2,900 on my student loans. Actually, that was the plan. This month... Continue Reading →

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