As I sit here on my bed, working myself into a panic about how to effectively use this day off after I slept until 10:30 am or should I say 10:30? I'm thankful.
I'm thankful that I have this blessing of a day off from playing Covid Police at a Public High School to stress about something as inconsequential as how I should manage this time wisely going after my calling. Should I try to write five blogs today to make up for missed time since I had to go back to work in June (I haven't spent a full weekday writing since)? Do I finally finish my "Dear @Coleymick," blog/application that I should've sent out two fucking weeks ago, but overanalyzed every word trying to stand out and now feel like it's too late or should I just send out some cold emails with my samples to hirer ups at Barstool whose email I could probably guess?
The fact that my super flat and soft ass is even able to have these discussions with myself today is because of our Veterans. I know it's not exactly the most chill time politically in our nation's history, but regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, today is about honoring all who've served and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect our liberty. We are still all Americans. Left or right shouldn't matter when supporting those who keep us safe.
Today is about the Patriots who fought the Redcoats for our independence. Today's about the Union soldiers who kept the nation intact. It's about the bad ass 16 year old boy who lied about his age to get trench foot fighting the Central Powers. It's about all the men and women who chose to serve their country and those who did so without any choice. Today is about all those people who put themselves second and their country first to protect the American people.
In the heart of a Pandemic and uncertain times, it can be easy to get offtrack or solely focused in your own issues, but today is about all those who served and spent the holidays away from their family or ultimately never came back. I wanted to share what I wrote on Veterans Day 2016 because while a lot of what I wrote that first year of DOL makes me cringe, I'm really proud of what I said four years ago today; it still holds up. Our Vets deserve so much more. Thank you to all who have served and will serve our great nation. I wouldn't be able to be me without YOU.
Doz on Life is an extremely pro troops production. Regardless if you disagree with why they're fighting you gotta support the troops. I think the fact our country treats our Veterans so poorly is an absolute shame. Way too many homeless Vets who aren't getting the help they need. I personally think if you fight in a war and make it back home then the government should be obligated to help you out. These are the people who really deserve it. So many Vets out there with not just physical injuries but mental ones as well that in a way are almost worse. Losing a limb fucking sucks don't get me wrong but at least you can be at peace mentality. PTSD is no joke. Our armed forces have the most important job without a doubt. It requires insane sacrifice and dedication that not a lot of people want to do. I would never do it. I'm too much of a pussy and also love my hair too much. It takes a different kind of man or woman to sign up to protect our great nation. I have friends who have served and if you're reading this you know who you are and I just want to say thank you for your sacrifice. From all of us at DOL (me) I just want to thank you all, past and present for all you do for this great nation of ours.
P.S. You deserve a whole lot more than a free bloomin-onion at Outback.