Monday, May 28, 2007

Go, man, go: this year of living rangerously

On May 28th 2006 I started as a seasonal ranger at Antietam. Although I was in a ranger uniform I noted that I hadn't worn that many hand-me-downs since fifth grade. I don't think I've ever been welcomed so warmly into an organization as I was by the other rangers.

As an educator, this has been the most satisfying year of my career, and frankly, I'm simply having the time of my life.

I'm here because my wife and I took a big risk, a leap of faith. We had enough faith in our abilities to sell our home and come to a place that we were pretty certain we wanted to live. Friends thought we were crazy, but here we are, living a dream.

Like the tattoo says - "who dares, wins"

You follow your dream, mine is just north of Sharpsburg.

Ranger Mannie

1 comment:

Don said...

Congratulations on the first year of living your dream, Mannie. Hopefully there will be many more.