06 March 2012

Lake Walker Run

Composed 2 March 2012 following a run around Lake Walker at Camp Shelby, MS.

It's wake up
I know
Sound of the grind buzzing in my ear

Another day
finds me
In a movie script, no time to spare

Sometimes when things stack up
one on the other
I want to retreat
under God's cover
Gather up those I love most
head to the mountains, to the coast
Always remember what that wise man done
Looked me right in the eyes said

15 April 2011

Someone Diagnose Me

Identity crisis? I don't think so. Yet there can sometimes be an overwhelming feeling of "Who am I?" when I find myself shifting between my current roles in the world. Right now, I'm in uniform, and I have been in this role for the better part of the last month. When I'm in uniform for longer than just a few days, it feels right, I enjoy it more than not, and I want to keep Soldiering on.

When the uniform "comes off" (literally rather than figuratively here, because a Citizen-Soldier really continues to be a person in uniform in daily civilian life, too) I return to my career in the private sector, and there is a different pressure but a very different type of fun too. And it feels right and and want to keep hitting the computer buttons and talking business and growing in my civilian career with the great company I work for, and with.

07 April 2011

Day 06 - A Song that Reminds Me of Somewhere

Day 6 of the 30 Day Song Challenge.

Well. "Roundabout" by The June Spirit definitely reminds me of somewhere. It reminds me of the R.I.T. Inn & Conference Center. I woke up to this song EVERY morning using my PC alarm when I was living there as a student. I'm not really sure why. It was loud and exciting, and a good way to get me out of bed early in the morning to head to campus for some P.T.

I'm not sure if my roommate appreciated the role "Roundabout" played those early mornings as much as I did...