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Military Archives: A Marines Diary P.1.

2008, January 25, Friday.

My first annotation on my daily journal. Today I woke up at 0600 and headed to the Physical Fitness Course(PFT) at Lake O’Neill. The run was the most difficult for me, because I had never been good at running. I believe what helped me push through without slowing down was the positive thinking overcoming my negative thinking. Repeating words in my head like, โ€œpush… go, go… almost there… Corporal promotion.โ€ Once I saw the finish line I sprinted toward it with all my energy, and got the score of 280 like I wanted. I made Iron Man.

Went to Central Issue Facility(CIF) to exchange flak gear and had to drive back twice because of my forgetfulness โ€œADDโ€. Second time there I waited over an hour to get my flak inspected just to get turned away for a little dirt on my flak; also known as a bullet-proof vest. Cleaned the flak with cold water and coca cola in washer. Then I hang dried it. Went to a restaurant called Pizza Port in Carlsbad for a Platoon function. It was for all the Marines getting deployed. Amber has a good heart, i’m disappointed i didnโ€™t get to know her better.

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Started to drive to LA at 1700; Smooth drive. Got to my destination at 1900. Talked with mother about her neglect of me as a child. Explained to her that the communication she uses around me tends to have negative connotations more often than not. I explained to her how she looks to point out the bad things within the relationship. This in turn gives me bad feelings every time iโ€™m around her. I figured if we spent more time being open about our feelings we would be able to fix our relationship.

Hanged out with friends while they searched for โ€œparty favorsโ€. They failed to find any. Went to a table reading where actors read a script and pretend to act in front of an audience. They are pretending to pretend. Wow, what a mind-boggling meta thing to say.

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MISSION STATEMENT I am always looking for my next creative project be it a new song, a new video, a review, a technical achievement, or sharing tips on resilience. I believe in building character and love to share the knowledge i've built through my experience to those who wish to listen. In the end it's not about me, but what you can achieve through me. WHO I AM I am a man who enjoys a cup of coffee โ˜•๏ธ with cream/milk and sugar every morning. I served in the Marine Corps for four years and did one combat tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)ย ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ. I'm a nerd/geek and proud of it. I play video games, create content on YouTube, write a journal, and am working on a music album. My favorite color is purple which makes sense, because I am free spirit who enjoys helping others . This is an outlet to record my thoughts, share my experiences, and collaborateย ๐Ÿค. Please feel free to browse around, comment, click on links, or just say hi.

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