That's the way it is for people who enjoy what they do. Whether firefighters are paid or volunteer, the vast majority love their work with a passion that transcends the job itself. Firefighting isn't just what they do; it's who they are.
I watch young firefighters (anymore, they're all young to me!) at the inception of their (hopefully) long careers, and I wonder if they, too, will have the sensation that their careers have flown by when they retire. Yes, there will be ups and downs, and those occasional times when the clock seems to run in reverse. But overall, will the years pass before they even know time is racing by?
The only way to know is to keep flipping the calendar pages and see what happens.
Have a happy, productive, and prosperous 2015.
|(Photo by R. Widmar © 2014)|