Yesterday, my ex, Ryan, posted a link on Facebook to images from a website called justWarthings. The images are just incredibly and very thought-provoking. The Army veteran, Casey, who created the site takes images from justgirlythings and shows a war/service related scenario that depicts the same sentiment.
Casey’s responses to his audience’s questions is interesting as well. Some people antagonize him for being critical of the young girls’ self-centered aspirations and a lot of materialistic goals, but he has a point. He is entitled to his own opinion about the matter and he is very specific as to why. I love the following statement he makes on his site:
“I think it really says something when the biggest stresses for a lot of teens is whether or not they got the right flavor starbucks and colored iPhone.”
Sometimes, I am no different than those teenagers even though I’ve served two tours in Iraq. I get a little ticked that I order something and get the wrong thing in return. However, it’s partially based on the fact that I am spending my money on something and I expect to get what I purchased. It’s also based on the fact that I expect others to try to do their job well. I do try to not act this way when I order food and get the wrong meal. Earlier this year, I was a bit mortified when the waiter at Brio took away a plate of entirely edible food because he brought over the wrong dish (and I already cut into it). I would have gladly paid for the omelet and eaten it. It’s important to mention, too, that on our table was an advertisement for No Kid Hungry and I know the uneaten omelet was destined for the trash. A perfectly good omelet that I cut into and was willing to eat.
Instead of a “Just Girly” batch of dreams, I do have a Pinterest Bucket List. I just deleted two items on this list because I needed reminding that those “goals” were unimportant. One was to win a shopping spree at Victoria’s Secret. The other was to regain my flat stomach. The rest of my dreams remain here. Please note, there is a dream on there to write a book-mentioned as a memoir. That dream is meant as a memoir for my family and not a piece of writing for publication. My grandma mentioned before about wanting to write her memoir. She never accomplished that dream and our family lost a lot of details about her personal history that certainly shared the generations of our family. I don’t want my family to miss out on the written knowledge about my history, their history, and the history of the world I lived in.
Below are some of my dreams: