Journal Nine: Callings
In the book Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. I have enjoyed reading this book so far. Active reading for this book is going great. It is easier because the profiles are short versus having to active read for a book where a lot of things connect to each other and I just get confused in the process of that. I can’t put the book down sometimes.
My favorite profile would have to be, Firefighter Dekalb Walcott Jr. and his son Dekalb Walcott III. Their profile is about how a father and son both fell in love with fighting fires. I enjoyed reading this story because I thought it was cool that they both had a love for the same profession. A quote I came across in my active reading that I really liked, “Shut up and listen; pay attention to everything around you” “Because with this job, just when you think you know it all, something else is going to hit you” I read this quote over atleast five times and I finally thought of something that connected with the quote. I believe that the quote can be used as a life lesson because if you aren’t ready for the unexpected it might come and bite you in the ass.
Should I stay or should I go. Ohio is a wonderful place to live in. I have enjoyed growing up in this beautiful state and I wouldn’t take back my childhood in a minute. Staying in Ohio would be great because I am familiar with it but I do wish I could branch out a see new things. I would absolutely love to move to Colorado. Colorado is just so beautiful and peaceful to me. I remember going to see my grandfather in Colorado springs and he would always take me up in the mountains and we would see all the wildlife and the amazing views. I would also move away to possibly get a fresh new start and look for a job where I can work with animals and enjoy my life outside of work.
|Dekalb Walcott Jr. and his Son Dekalb Walcott III|