It has been quite some time since my last post. Life keeps changing. There are just something’s we have to place on hold while we manage priorities in life.

Everyone has different priorities in life from family, money, friends, and even health. Yet we all have continuous life changes. Everything from jobs, a new house, a new car, or even moving to a different country.

The hills and valleys we challenge during the course of our lives are what make us stronger. How we balance differences between family friends, work, home, and whatever else comes along, is what makes us resilient. Although we continue moving forward, we are challenged by how we respond to the changes.

If you’ve been following my website. Thank You. You will know that I have had a lot of challenges in the last two years. I continue to overcome most and still struggle with others. I’m getting stronger by the day and overcoming these challenges. I look forward to my future and I look forward to lies beyond.

If this is your first time here, Welcome.

PAST

I’ve had a great career as a firefighter and paramedic. I have seen people on their worst days ever and have helped them through. Only to eventually find myself needing help to overcome some of the things I had seen.

PTSD is not something we like to admit to. We are public servants that are looked at as being strong, resourceful, and in some cases, without emotion. The memories, the faces, the traumas, we hold in our minds would scare you.

If you are a first responder, you know what I’m talking about. We all have memories we would love to forget. We also all hate that question “What’s the worst thing you ever saw?”

Knock, Knock…Do you what me to relive someone’s worst day?

Now I’ve left a profession I still love. Yet, since 2020, I’m still fighting with a system that doesn’t believe PTSD exists in first responders after 2 years. The fact is that PTSD can develop years after the initial trauma. Unless you have gone through it yourself, you will never know how it affects your life.

PRESENT

The past 2 years have really changed my life in the present and my future. Recently re-married to the woman that has been by my side through it all. From a divorce in 2010 to the changes in my life with PTSD. She has been my rock as well as my soulmate. She has taken my boys in and treats them like her own. And has shared with me the things I have missed most in my life.

Now, I have started a new job, now starting to get back on track. I have still had some setbacks that are just part of life.

FUTURE

Since 2020 a lot has changed in our world with this pandemic. It has changed a large number of people’s lives and has made the future even more unpredictable. One thing I have learned from the past is, we can not change the past, you are living in the present, but no one can predict the future.

We may plan the future and how it unfolds. The end results are unpredictable and will become the past.

Ken Kelli
Ken & Kelli

PS: Feel free to share how you have been surviving the pandemic and what your future plans will be. I understand this pandemic has really changed our mindsets. Keep in mind, the world is still here after the turn of the century, a breakout of polo, ebola, swine flu, terrorist attacks on 911, and numerous other world events.

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