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Tiffany Martschink
Oct 27, 2020
In General Discussions
It was a time of... scratch that. There are no words to describe this feeling. As I stood on the front porch of my mother’s house, red in the face due to tearing up as I allowed myself to be vulnerable with my new found friend with whom I was on FaceTime. She spoke to me today as if she knew exactly what was going on in my life. This new friend of mine, Jennifer, must have seen the pain, hurt, anxiety and depression I’ve been fighting for so long. After all, she is no stranger to fighting these demons in her own life. She said said to me, “I can help you. I’m willing to help you. You’re going to have to pull your weight and do your part or this won’t work.” I made my commitment to her right then and there. “Yes, I will do this. I want this.… I really need this. I hurt and I need help.“ This is not at all the conversation I was expecting to have with Jennifer when she mentioned last week about us connecting today. She encourage me about the journey I am about to embark on to help other people share their stories. But she reminded me that, like the airline stewardess always say win doing their briefings, it’s important to put the oxygen mask on myself first before putting it on someone else near me needing assistance. After the conversation was over, it had me reflecting about recent relationships. Many have, unfortunately, turned south. But risking putting myself out there and getting hurt have been well worth going through to find gems like Jennifer and Amy. Amy is another real gem i’ve connected with recently. I was seeking out professional advice on a site, Veterati where Amy, my mentor, and I met. We only met once or twice on Veterati but the support Amy has shown me and continues to provide for me has gone far beyond any expectations I have had. Unlike the bulk of my life where I’ve bottled things up and separated myself from the rest of the world, I have learned, and still am learning that I can’t do this alone. This thing called life is not meant to be a solo journey. And I have found that asking for help and gleaning from others experiences makes this life so much more bearable and livable. My hope is that as you listen to the stories of the veterans who share them on here, you will be able to not only be encouraged from their stories, but in turn share yours. And ask for help when you need it because it really is okay to not be okay.
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Tiffany Martschink
Oct 26, 2020
In General Discussions
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