So, after years of writing and hearing people tell me I should publish my works, I decided to instead try blogging. This will allow me to remain semi-anonymous and will not make me feel like I am being judged. This post will be short. I only wanted to introduce myself. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. I have deployed to Afghanistan and after returning I was left with a bad case of PTSD as well as a TBI that was a result of several explosions. My demons drove my wife away, a woman who I love to this date despite the fact that she bailed about four years ago. After leaving the Marines I was lost. I bounced around from job to job, surviving at a level just above homelessness. After years of forcing myself to work bullshit jobs that I hated, I decided to attend college. I started last fall, since returning to the scholastic world I have maintained over a 3.5 GPA and have been put on the President’s list as well as being inducted in to Phi Theta Kappa. I created this blog to share my stories, my thoughts, and my fears that I am not ready to voice publicly, this is my outlet to get all the fear and poison in my brain out.