Like many of us here, that's what I've always wanted to be - an average guy - just like everyone else.
I never felt like everyone else, though - until now.
Last Friday I passed that physical agility test for East Jefferson Fire and Rescue. I never would have even attempted this before. I always wanted to do it, but I always told myself that I'm too fat, too slow, too weak - I'm just being silly even thinking about facing any sort of physical fitness test.
I always thought that passing physical tests was something that other people did and that I would never be one of those people, but I did it. I am one of those people.
I'm not in top condition and I still have weight to lose. I may never be the fastest or the strongest, but at least I can look at myself now and feel as though I am like other people. I've never felt normal before in my life. Just feeling like an average guy is an amazing feeling.
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