The Reason Behind My Career Choice: Why I Want To Be A Firefighter

Hey guys! Todays post is going to be about why I choose to be a firefighter as my future career, and some tips and how you can choose your future career.


When I was younger, I remember hearing heroic stories from my grandpa about when he was a firefighter. I will always remember those stories, but as a young boy I always pondered the question, “Why would these firefighters risk their lives any day to save mine or someone else?” As the 15-year-old Mebane Fire Department explorer, I have now found the answer to this  question. Firefighters all around the world are of a different kind, a kind that would face death everyday to save the lives of you and I, and I want to be apart of this firefighting family.

As I got a little older, my grandpa told me about a program that they had at the fire department he worked at. He said that it let 14-18 year olds explorer the firefighting career first hand. So when I turned 14, I thought that I would ask my local fire department if they had a program such as this. Turns out that they had just started a fire exploring program, and that I could come back for an interview the next week.

Before I knew it, I had been in the Mebane Fire explorers program for more than a year. In the last year I have done more than I thought I would ever do. I have met great firefighters that have helped me so much through my journey of preparing to become a paid firefighter. I have went to wreak scenes, went into fires, and treated a life treating dog bite.

So that is my story, now to some tips that can help you guys choose your future career.

Pick something that you will like: Pick a job that you will enjoy. This will not only make you more excited to go to work everyday, but it will also make you do your job better.

Don’t let people tell you that you will never get the job: I have heard so many times from family members and friends, “There are not many of those jobs, you will never get that job”. Or, “ You have to go to college for so many years, or you have to get so many certifications, you will never make it through”. Don’t let people tell you that you can’t get the job, because if you work hard enough, you can get that job that only 5-9 people have.

Prepare yourself for the job well in advance: If you can, explorer the career that you chose, or start learning things that will help you for this job.

I hope that you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them bellow or in the contact section at the top of the page.


What Road Would You Take?

Hey guys! Today I would like to share a great post with you that has been a great help to me. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost 

Many of you may have read Frosts poem, The Road Not Taken, but have you really thought about the meaning behind it? This quote also by Frost, has really put into plain view the meaning of his poem.

The meaning of this quote is that many people who you know may be taking a path that you know is wong. But you should not let them pressure you into going with them, you should take the road that not many people take. There will be times that you may be walking this road by yourself, but know that God is always waking it with you. 

Find friends that will help you, and encourage you to do right all the time. Make it so this road is no longer the road that is not traveled any longer. By having Goodly friends that want the best for you and by witnessing to others, you can make this happen!

I hope that you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions or comments please leave them bellow or in the contact section at the top of the page.



Tips To Make Your Camping Trip An Enjoyable Experience

Hey guys! Todays post will be on tips that might can help you next time you are camping, or on any outdoor adventure! I hope that you enjoy!

When most of us go camping, we look for a campground that has running water, bathrooms, and showers. But sometimes (like when my family went camping last), you may think that they have all of these things, but they only have bathrooms. So what are you going to do? You can’t turn around and come home, because you may have paid a lot of money for the campground and traveled a long way. So here are some general tips for camping, with some survival tips thrown in.

Pick a good place to set up your tent: When you go to a campground, if you camp with your family or friends, you may choose to pay a little more and get a group campsite. You may also be hiking and camping on the side of the trail, which will be your choice of were you set up camp. You want to put your tent up on high ground and away from a body of water, in chase of a rain storm or flood.

Don’t bring more than you need: A mistake that I have made time and time again is this very thing. Especially if you are going to be camping and hiking, this is something that you really need to consider.

Pack more food than you think you will need: Now I don’t mean to bring your whole pantry with you, but bring more snack type foods. You will be doing more physical activities while camping, which will make to burn more calories.

Look at the weather for the days you will be camping: This will help you pack better, and to pack less things. If it is going to rain, you can bring along the rain gear and leave the cold weather gear behind. By looking at the weather ahead of time, you don’t have to pack things to be prepared for all-weather conditions.

If you don’t like cold weather, don’t go camping while it is cold: This may seem like a very obvious fact, but you still need to keep this in mind. Some people think that they can bring a few heaters and be fine. But the truth is, if it is cold outside your tent, even if you have a few heaters inside, you are still going to be very cold. If you like hot weather and can’t stand cold weather, camping in the winter time is not for you.

I hope you enjoyed these tips for camping! If you enjoyed this post please leave a comment bellow or in the contact section at the top of the page.


Nerf Gun Game Ideas

Hey Guys!  Today I am going to write a short post on games that you can play with Nerf guns. I hope that you enjoy this short fun post, because I know that all of us still play with Nerf guns from time to time!

Capture the flag: This is a fun game that can be played with 4-6 people with Nerf guns. The basics of this game is for each team to have their own flag, and for the other team to capture it. The rules are that if you get shot, you have to go back to base to re spawn. But if you get shot while standing on the base, you have to wait 5 seconds until you can re spawn.

Traders: This game can be played with 4-6 people also. To start the game, you will need to make a piece of paper for every person that is playing. On the paper, you will write “trader” on one of every 2 people playing, and leave the other ones blank. You will give everyone a card randomly, and everyone will look at their card. Next, everyone closes their eyes, and only the traders look around to see one another. The object of the game is for the traders to shoot everyone, but when the traders shoot someone, the person is now a trader. If the non traders shoot all the traders they win, but if the traders shoot all the non traders, they win.

Team death match: This is one of the more common games played with Nerf guns. For this game, you can play with as many people as you want. The object of the game is to shoot everyone on the other team without dying. The rules are you can have 2 re spawns, and you have to wait 10 seconds after getting shot until you can start playing again.

I love playing these games with my family, and it is also a way to get some exercise in the afternoon. You can play these games with any Nerf gun, but it would be more fair if everyone had a single shot gun, instead of one person having a magazine fed gun.

I hope that you enjoyed this post! Leave a comment bellow on your favorite Nerf gun games, or leave a comment in the contact tab at the top of the page.


Why Do We Enjoy The Beach?

Hey guys! For todays post I will answer a question some of us might have never thought about. Why do we enjoy the beach?

For most of the people in the Unites States, they don’t leave anywhere near an ocean. But for some of us, we may live 3 to 5 hours away from an ocean. This means that if ever, most people in the US don’t spend all of their time

at the beach. Since we don’t do this, when we do go, it makes for a fun and enjoyable experience.

Another reason that we enjoy the beach, is that we really don’t have to do anything while there. It would be just fine if we set on the beach or at the pool all day! This makes it really enjoyable to get a break from the busy lives of people in the US.

While at the beach, we might also get to do things that we can’t do in our home town. Such as swimming, fishing, and boating. For this reason, we really enjoy these activities since we can’t do them very often.

The reason that I also like going to the beach, is to spend time with my family. For a lot of us, we are so busy that we don’t get to spend as much time with our family as we would like to. Going to the beach with family or friends gives us a oppertunity to do this.

Thanks for reading and I hope that you enjoyed this fun short post! Please leave a comment on the reasons that you enjoy the beach!