30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 17

Something I am proud of:

In the summer of 2010 I spent 6 months in Afghanistan. This is mind you, after never having served in the military. I saved up enough money to pay off all my student loans and be debt free.

A friend of mine who had multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan remarked on how me being in Afghanistan wasn’t a big deal. I replied, “look it at from my point of view, I had minimal training and was shitting my pants most of the time.” “Still not a big deal” he replied.

My response:

“Imagine that you have to spend 6 months in a theatre camp performing every day with people who know way more about theatre than you do and you’re relying on them to help you get through it, on top of that imagine standing in front of people every night expecting you to entertain them and shitting your pants daily. Don’t forget, you can’t leave, if you do someone will shoot you.  so you’re stressed daily, you can’t leave and you feel like a fish out of water. Now imagine surviving it, don’t you think that’s something to be proud of?”

His reply? “Yes”



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6 Responses to 30 Day Blogging Challenge: Day 17

  1. rebecca2000 says:

    Yeah, he seems not that bright. I am proud of you and I don’t know you. Thanks for your service.

  2. ysobele says:

    I’m nodding while reading a porn book and saying to you… “uh huh…”
    🙂 nahhhh…. proof that you’ve entertained them well enough? they didn’t shoot you 🙂 lolz

    • MaximumWage says:

      Whoa whoa whoa… Youre reading a porn book?! Do tell, does the title rhyme with Pipty Fades of Pray?

      • ysobele says:

        nyahahahah 😀
        If you just came out from reading all the five books of GOT (Game of Thrones) then pick up the Pipty Blades of Pity, the biological RPM on your dials would go from 7 to zero. I couldn’t go past page pive. It’s stupidly pathetic.
        My neighbor’s 8 yr old closet gay son have more imagination than that.
        my dog has more imagination than that..
        heck.. your blogs would have made more money than that…

        geeshh… now I’m going overboard.. 😀

  3. ximenloft says:

    Dude, Maximum Wage! Another blog I follow is the Daily What, and they totally put you up for your blogging challenge day 17! I’m sure you might already know this, but I wanted to send you a shout out regardless.

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