What occupies your time? Makes you anxious to wake early in the morning and consumes most of your thoughts throughout the day? Some call it a hobby; a passion; a drive or an ambition.
My passion is history. From Wild Bill Hickcock to Alvin C. York to Lucille Ball. My life is spent studying the lives and times of the many people who have gone before us; striving for something great, something that gives their lives, and perhaps many others around them, a meaning for something greater.
Spending time with older people is what gave me such a deep respect for history. There's so much wrapped into each and every life; they are men and women who didn't live a star-filled life dressed with lace or gold, but regular men who strived and suffered for something that gave their life meaning. A person Hollywood would never discover and make a film about their great efforts, but a man/woman who will forever be forgotten in time and washed away with history.
Though much of that history is being wiped away and forgotten now-a-days. It's being labeled as "just the past", "not as well off" or "not as well equipped." I've found that to be the furthest thing from the truth. Yes it was hard, but there were stronger, more loyal and honorable men from back in the day.
In our generation, the kids and young people are, no wonder, getting attention in all the wrong ways. They don't know the meaning of true heroism. Their heroes are spiderman, superman, batman and Harry Potter. These heroes aren't real, everyday people. The meaning of "trust", "loyalty", "honor", "respect" and "courage" are lost to history. So no wonder kids are flocking to Hollywood...they have no true heroes in their own lives; no one to look up to or admire. They find it in the first person who comes up to them with boldness and leads them down a terribly dark path. And who's to say it's wrong? No one, because it's the age of "everything and anything goes."
My name is Kim and I was born in the wrong era. Do you get that feeling? It's strong and sometimes controls your thoughts: "Gee, I wonder if my great aunt had to go through this..." or "if I were back in the 40's my life would be a lot easier."
It's simple to say, dwell upon, and can sometimes make you depressed but as much as I would give anything to travel back to 1934 I still have a deep sense that God is telling me I'm here for a reason. My dreams, desires and passions aren't detrimental to my spirit; they aren't bad or 'evil', but when I start losing the joy and ambition for my own life by telling myself that I really was born in the wrong era...it effects my life and the people around me in a negative way.
Maybe I should get off my soapbox for right now and just get on with it, hmm?
Well, I enjoy being silly and making people laugh. I'm a very quiet person on the outside...but if you give me a keyboard and an audience...I could go on for hours.
My passion for history is what inspired my writing abilities. I love finding new ways of sharing history with people, and writing is the way I do it.