This is one of those blogger break notifications we use from time to time to step away from the keyboard and gather our thoughts.
You may have noticed that over the last year or so my thoughts have been fewer and far between here at HMHQ and that was because I was focusing on other outlets. Speaking, writing an ebook of scenarios and working on another ebook about the 101 Things Your Fire Department Wishes you Knew.
Most of you saw me contributing to UniformStories.com for the last 2 years with this article about that or that list about this.
I have decided to focus less on lists and deadlines and more on ranting and continuing to impact this thing we still call EMS. I miss the days of picking fights with DiverMedic, TOTWTYTR, Kelly and Scott and Chris (Before he went and made CPP so successful) (and after). I miss late night conversations with Ted and MArk about what huge project was next. I miss when we were so excited to change things for the better we began to see it happen. I lost sight of all that.
Time to regain focus. But first, we cleanse the palette.
These next couple weeks I’ll be taking the family to the Great White North for a few weeks to get our heads screwed back on. Remember last year when I told you about the fallacy of the bucket list? Places, not things.
So we’re going some places.
The feeds will be quiet until July but with any luck I’ll have a huge announcement about the future of this little therapy experiment and what could he an amazing opportunity for your ol’ pal Happy to spread his wings and try something new.
Keep checking back, I’ve been known to take 4 day month long breaks in the past.
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