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Life Affirmation

Some days I find myself questioning a lot of things, like my living situation and my job choice. Choice being the optimal word here, there a lot of options in this world (maybe too many) and when it comes down to it life is all about making choices.

I typically really love my job. I get paid to write for a living -most people only dream of that opportunity. Occasionally, I find myself jaded over stupid minor things but on the whole my job has been exceptionally rewarding.

During Easter I was talking to visiting relatives about what I did for a living. The more I talked about my job to someone unfamiliar with what I did, the more I realized how lucky I am. I basically get to schedule my days, I’m either assigned stories or I can choose what stories I write. Everyday I’m working on something different. It’s pretty sweet.

Working at a military base focused on research, development and engineering has allowed me to meet countless people working vigorously to improve the lives of Soldiers. It’s also neat because a lot of the technology they come up with often gets translated to the private sector.

It’s not everyday that I’m able to interview a Soldier, though. Last week I spoke to Staff Sgt. Brian Scott, who I’ve worked with countless time doing visits and events (the other major aspect of my job is covering events and assisting with visits).

I never knew Brian’s whole story and never could have imagined the ordeal he went through as Brian is a genuinely nice positive individual. I couldn’t have guessed the hardship he faced and overcame with such success.


Brian Scott, who works at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, is deploying to Afghanistan as a Reservist with the 344th Military Police Company. During a 2008 deployment to Iraq, Scott’s life was saved by his Advanced Combat Helmet during an IED attack.
Photographed by David Kamm, NSRDEC Public Affairs

It’s stories and people like Brian that make my job so meaningful.

Thank you to all of the men and women serving our country, as well as all of the people who work to help and support U.S. service members.

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ABOUT AF: speaker, yoga instructor, writer, editor, reiki teacher, intuitive, musician, artist Alexandra Foran: Alexandra is an enthusiastic yoga instructor who enjoys sharing the gift of yoga and meditation with people of all ages. She is flexible and accommodating to all as she leads a practice from the heart. Extending warmth and love to all is a blessing for her. Yoga has personally helped her to heal and grow in profound ways. Yoga helps create balance and harmony; as someone who is highly intuitive, empathic, and a sensitive being she used to often be ill and regularly overextend herself -- she now seeks the peace that yoga can bring to her practice and life. As a poet, writer, musician and artist she infuses different aspects of the creative arts into her classes to create a higher vibration. During particular segments of her classes she uses guided imagery and live music. Alex plays upright bass, electric bass guitar, electric upright bass, violin, guitar, drums, rainmakers, baby harps, singing bowls, crystal bowls, recorders, and didgeridoo. Alexandra is a certified yoga instructor and a certified Reiki Master.

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