I have been in the blogging business for a very long time. Sometimes I have passion and love writing! Other times I will stop for months or years while I search for my ultimate purpose.
Things that are not my purpose:
Online web minister
Now that we have that settled... you probably have realized that I actually wanted to be all of these things. I am sorry for anyone I would have taken these chances from if I tried. Especially Donald Trump. I would have totally beat you.
Well I feel like I had a free webpage off of some web service that is similar to what WordPress is now. The part I do remember, is that my page was named Princess Vickie. My email was also firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't try to email me. I'm fairly certain that site has been down since I was in late high school.
I had a variety of frequent visitors and friends from around the countries. We were all attracted to each others animated and flashy backgrounds and cornflower blue font. Our greatest problems in the world was that our best friend was in love with our crush and we were not supposed to talk to him anymore.
Of all of my websites, I only remember two visitors. One I still have on my Facebook and we frequently like each others things. The other was from this small site. In my dream careers, you will notice that one of them was meteorologist. That is probably why this visitor stands out. While I can't remember his name, I remember his story. He was a volunteer firefighter in Galveston, Texas. He always talked about wanting to save people and help people. I would like to guess I was about 16 and he was about 18 at the time. Maybe I am way off and this is the internet. We talked quite a bit about helping people, and for the first time I felt really horrible about myself. I always work to make me better. He wanted to spend his life serving the community.
Well, I really do suck, and he was more honorable if the internet wasn't a catfisher. The last I heard from him was around Hurricane Katrina. I don't know if I just stopped checking the site, or if something else happened, but I often think back on those conversations and emails.
I was watching the news about Hurricane Harvey and I opened up a map of Texas. I wanted to see where all was getting hit. As you all know, I'm from Indiana and Texas is not on my 45 states to live. I looked and saw Galveston. That frustrating name that sounds so close to Galaveston. I wondered, is he still saving people? Is he still an upstanding guy?
No matter, best wishes and stay safe Texas. Us weirdos in Indiana are thinking fondly of you and we know the pain of a storm. Ours just rip through for a few minutes leaving us devastated. I can't imagine what you are going through. I can't even swim. Knowing everything is under that much water is horrifying. Stay safe and attempt to stay dry.