Well, thanks to a combination of the Midnight Freemasons Curse, an overdose of Alpha Brain and an undoubtedly unhealthy helping of giardiniera on a late salad after returning home from a particularly interesting City Council meeting, I am unable to slumber and am ready to write out the recent tribulations of my life...
The past few years have certainly seen some major changes in my family's life. Some good some not so intriguing and some down right scary... Many aspects of my journey through life certainly have not been willingly planned as a select few may have been. I have been involved in, and with out a doubt, influenced by public service and charity towards others my entire life. The rock solid pillars and exemplars in my life are my father and his father (wether I knew it growing up or not).
If you can follow that jumbled time line, you would see that I not only held more than one job a any given time, but put myself through some very difficult classes to better my career and my ability to help others. Toss in finding the time to have two kids and I don’t understand how it was all possible in such a short time. However, I never complained about the hours, days and in one instance a full week away from my family. My schedule allowed my wife to stay at home and raise our children. The remaining two pages of my resume are lists of every certificate and professional association I have been a part of.
Suddenly and without warning, all of this came to a screeching halt.
Like I said, the family went through some difficult changes as reflected in the three year hole in my resume. I suffered a career ending injury in the line of duty in the beginning of December 2009. This was the height of my professional career and the involvement with Special Teams. The point I had worked my enter professional career to obtain. I managed to work a few more weeks before finally coming to the realization that I was more of a detriment to the shift and I seriously needed to get checked out before I was the reason someone got hurt or worse.
Thank You & Good Night... errr... Morning.
Bro. Brian Schimian is Life of Member A.O. Fay #676 in Highland Park Illinois and the Medinah Shriners - Lake County Shrine Club. He was also the Past Master Counselor of DeMolay - Lakes Chapter in 1995. Brian is a husband and father of two. Bro. Brian is also the lead contributor to the Brothers In Armsblog, a pro 2nd Amendment blog page. "Start Square, Finish Level"