Hello, and welcome to my life's adventure blog!
I want to share with you how you can step out in faith, get out of your comfort zone, and discover out of the ordinary adventures while opening your mind to new possibilities for your life.
- seek experiences over possessions.
- when in doubt, pray then go
- do something… everyday that is hard.
- be better than you were yesterday
- 5 minutes a day can change your life
Want to know more about me?
I am currently a medically retired disabled veteran. I served in the Marine Corps as well as the Army. I have a very long list of injuries that includes steel plates, loose cartilage, collapsed a lung, broken shoulder blade, broken back, torn rotator cuff, and several others that are just difficult to explain.
After multiple back surgeries in 2007/2008, I ended up with nerve damage in both legs (I can’t stand on my toes and have little to no feeling from the knees down) which led to my medical retirement from the Army.
They wanted to do surgery on the 5 blown discs in my neck too, but I said “Heck No!” So I just deal with that issue. Thankfully I had an amazing Physical Therapist (Courtney Gunlock) who showed me how to ‘self-manipulate’ to relieve some of the pain and keep me moving.
I am an adrenaline junkie and have lived my life for the adventure. I’ve raced motorcycles, rode bareback bucking horses in the PRCA, worked on Cattle Ranches in Montana, led horseback trail rides in Arizona, and really loved my job as an Infantry Team Leader. Though I am a bit broken, I still try to push myself to new challenges.
I love to travel, hike, ruck, have new experiences, meet new people, laugh, dance (though not as good as I once was), and help others.