To write or not to write?

I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a post in this week or not. I received some terrible news yesterday. My cousin shot himself. It has been a sad day for the family and for a lot of my friends. He was an amazing person. I just wish he knew how much he was loved. He spent 6 years in the Army and served 2 tours in Afghanistan. It is a sad thing that so many of our troops have to deal with what he went through. He was the type of person that would give you the last penny in his pocket, just to see you smile.

Loosing someone makes you realize how insignificant you really are. It doesn’t matter how much of a jackass you are, you will always have an impact on someone else’s life. It also makes you see how short life really is and you shouldn’t hide out in the shadows and watch life pass you by. You have to grab life by the balls and make the most of everyday. That is why I write. It helps to get those emotions that are bottled up, out. With the loss of my cousin, I am more determined to pursue my calling in life as a writer. For this, he has my eternal gratitude. 

I know the road I will walk will be a long and lonely one, but I am prepared to make that sacrifice. We are born into this world alone and we will die alone. Hopefully, we will leave an impression on people that they will forever take with them. 

R.I.P Sgt Brian Kohr. You will be missed and forever be in the hearts of many. 

2 responses to “To write or not to write?

  1. Troy, may I send you my condolences on the loss of your cousin? It is never easy when we lose a loved one, and to lose him when he can see no other way out, is heartbreaking. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of his family.
    Write though it and it will help you to cope – and eventually find peace in your memories.

    • Ann,

      You don’t need to ask me such a heart felt question. I will gladly take any kind words during these trouble times. I may look into writing about PTSD to help keep the memory alive for all of us that are hurting. Help raise more awareness and see that those that defend us, get the help they need.


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