So there quite a bit of hardships in my life right now and I would go into detail but I feel as though this just is not the place to do so. Instead I'll very quickly sum it all up. The world's economy is crashing and this has personally affected me and my family in several ways, including me enlisting into the Army in High School so I can help pay bills, the unseen scars of being raised in a broken home are beginning to show themselves in the worst of ways as I gain independence and make my own decisions based on what I have experienced so far in life. These scars manifest themselves as some very serious trust issues, anxiety problems, and just overall a pessimistic outlook on people and life in general. I don't judge you so please don't judge me. All these things have deep underlying reasons for them, some from the past and some are still currently issues for me to tackle but I am not making problems for myself nor am I purposefully mkaing myself weak.
Anyways, one of the issues I have developed is severe clinical insomnia and I usually get about 4 hours of sleep a day at most, and that's usually from 1 in the afternoon to 3-5. This means I'm up literally all night, for example it's almost 6 and here I am posting a blog online. So, what do I do with my time? Well anything really. Recently I've been playing BF:1943 online or just watching random movies on YouTube. Some of the videos I come across I find to be very relaxing, or touching, or unique, there's just something special with some of them and I figured why not just write up a blog for some of them and post them here? Even if one person was to read all this and checks out what I post (props to you) than I'll feel like it wasn't a waste of time for me to do this.
To the good stuff. First off, this is a cover of the song Use Somebody by Kings of Leon by a women from the UK named Ana Free. I'm not a fan of KoL or really the song itself, but for some reason I really enjoy this cover and thought I would share. I also wanted to share this slide reel that focuses on the normally unseen side of what it's like for our troops. Anything involving the military really hits home for me. I'm a Junior in High School who is going to Basic Training in a little under eight months while all the while still finishing my Junior year and completing my Senior. I have known countless marines, soldiers, airmen, and sailors. They've become my friends and have shaped me into the person I am today, and with knowing these people comes the sadness of hearing that they were not fortunate enough to return home from deployment. Some of these men left behind wives and children, high school sweat hearts, crying and confused mothers. It's real. It's hard to see happen, and even harder to know that I'm about to start a path that could potentially turn my name into just another statistic for no one to really care about. With that, even if you do no support this war, this government, this country, just please support your troops. They are people just like you, some with the same thoughts and ideals as you, and need every bit of support possible to keep them going through the day. Think twice when you see a member of the armed forces at the airport and maybe go up and shake their hand and thank them. Let them know that their sacrifices do not go unappreciated.
Have a nice day!