A huge difference in my life
This is something that really affected my life dramatically. I had started working on getting into the fire service. I had gone through an academy in Arizona, spent time as a volunteer in N. Idaho, tested all over the place and landed a very cool job working a NIFC in Boise. While in Boise I met "the woman of my dreams". The problem was she was very against the idea of my being a firefighter. Same deal, she thought I had a deathwish and totally didn't understand. Long story short, I gave it all up, went back into retail and 5 years later got divorced. Now I'm happy to say I've realized my dream of being employed full time as a ff/emt and I'm remarried to a wonderful woman who fully supports my career ambitions. She too was a bit uneasy initially hearing what I do, but has come to really enjoy her free time when I'm at work and as long as she gets a call in the evenings I'm away is perfectly at ease. My life has never been better.