The other Beatles-related thing in my head was a quote from John Lennon. He may not have been the first to express the thought, but I always associate him with this sentence: "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." See, my plan is to write, and write better, and write MORE. I love the writing, and the rewriting, and the editing. It's what I want to do forever. BUT, that other thing I do, during the day, involves wearing a uniform.
I've been in the US Army for almost 20 years, and yesterday, I got promoted. Pretty cool. Now I'm a Chief Warrant Officer 4. The Army said, "Yeah, you're doing a fine job at CW3, but we think you've got potential to do more. Have another dot."
Did I do it all? Not even close. My family puts up with everything, from my deployments in combat zones to absurdly long hours to moving every couple of years to new places. This kind of life ain't for sissies. My children have gone through the "new kid" phase at every school they've ever attended. Every social thing my wife and I do in one place lasts only as long as we live there. And still, they support me. I can never thank them enough--they've always got my back.