touching my life

The one thing I absolutely love about being here now and last year is all the fascinating people you meet that touch your life. Tonight after work a small group of us sat around discussing some of our dreams and aspirations in life. One of mine, that I kind of threw out half jokingly, was to write a book. Specially, a science fiction or fantasy novel. Well, the group took me very seriously and started interrogating me – as friends sometimes do.  “What would it be about? Why haven’t you started yet? Are you scared?” Etc.

Last year I met people who changed my life, for the better I like to think. People who taught me the importance of an education, how to deal with stress, working long days, and not giving into that desire to give up – when I really wanted too.

Now here I sit again, with people whom a month ago were relative strangers, but now hold serious swaying power over my opinions and at times decisions. Taking me seriously and attempting to convince me to take that first step and write my story.

Its truly amazing how you meet people in your life that touch you in some way or another. It could be that one guy, that said something to you 10 yrs ago, and it held such significance for you that you will never forget it.


  1. Sandy said,

    February 23rd, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I have always believed that people come in and out of lives for a reason. Some stay in our lives for just short periods of time and some you can never get rid of. LOL But most all of the people that cross our path leave an imprint on us in some form or fashion. So I am very happy to hear that you have good people to be around you and keep you upbeat an positive about life. We need these people around us. Take care and drop me a line.
    Love Always,

  2. mlah said,

    February 24th, 2008 at 2:06 am

    science fiction or fantasy? come on. dish! are we talking dragons, elves, or vampires?

  3. Wiley said,

    February 26th, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Grab hold of your dreams, Juls – and shake the living s*** out of them! I – and all your friends – will be waiting with wet wipes and smiles when the dust settles.

  4. charlie and sarah bess said,

    February 29th, 2008 at 10:21 am

    i’m curtis’s aunt…..i love reading about both of you…..curtis has not been much for words but
    you have a very beautiful way with words my husband and i read all of you post…keep it coming….and also you need to write a book and i will be one of the first to buy it ……

    love you both sarah bess…..curtis call you mom

  5. Vickie Ingram said,

    March 3rd, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Julia that is a great idea! After all of you brave and dedicated people are home safe and sound, write a story from a female perspective about your contributions during the Iraq. You can write as a soldier and a civilian. That would be a very interesting story that needs to be told and you are the one to do it. You are all a very important part of history in the making right now. Take care of yourselves and send Curtis my love.

    No really an aunt, but sort of~~~Vickie

  6. Patty said,

    March 5th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Hello Julia & Curtis,

    Julia you will make a great author! How are you both? Hope
    you’al are safe and happy working. Ice storm here in Ohio today, driving is okay tho. Ms. Emmy turned 2 yrs old on Sunday, Barrett will be 4 in next month and they are growing up. Chris will 36 and Curtis will be 26 next month. WOW!!! I’m getting old!! Hope Sandy is well and happy but I know she is missing you both. Take care and keep on blogging. Miss you both!!! Wish you get that mail!!

    Love, Mom

  7. Vickie Ingram said,

    March 6th, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Curtis & Julia,

    I hope this day finds the two of you well and safe in Iraq. I do have a question and a concern about the video of the Marine throwing a small dog off a cliff to his death and appearing to be amused by it. This country is outraged & so am I. How could someone who is supposed to be fighting against the harsh cruelty that has taken place in Iraq do such a cruel act and put it on the internet for all to see. If this is what this war is doing to our young men and women, maybe it is time to come home. I know these individuals do not represent the entire armed services, and especially the Marine Corp, but they need to be punished. My Dad was a Marine and if he were alive today would have been sickened by what he saw as he had a tender heart for all animals as I do. All of you there should be outraged at someone disgracing you as they have. What is the world going to think of the citizens of the United States when seeing an act like that? After all, civilians and those serving are representing the United States of America.

    Love to you both.

  8. curtis's aunt sarah said,

    April 2nd, 2008 at 9:50 am

    this is to julia mon or any one that has heard from
    julia and curtis since feb 23…..we miss very much
    reading their post….but are worry ….julia mom if you have heard from them please e-mail me that they are ok and doing fine…..curtis’s mon hasnt heard from them either…

  9. Mom said,

    April 18th, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, Curtis!!!!

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