The Halo and The Sledge Hammer

Today’s writing prompt asks:  You’re tasked with creating a brand new astrological sign for the people born around your birthday — based solely on yourself. What would your new sign be, and how would you describe those who share it?

The Halo and The Sledge Hammer

To me, the Halo is a representation of blessings or being blessed.  The sledge hammer represents an ability to crush through anything standing in the way of what I want to accomplish.  My life, to date, has been a wonderful mixture of pure blessing, amplified by hard work.

I have nothing short of a blessed life.  Even through rough patches, good has always come out of things and I keep adding people to my list of reasons to be blessed.  From the fact that I was adopted and raised by an amazing family to the people I have met during my time in the military, to the jobs I have had, and the mentors I still have, I have been so blessed.  Top that off with the people I have met through racing, my support system and foundation for life can only be explained as a blessing.  I have not actively sought out much of these good things – I somehow “stumble” on them.  Call it what you like….luck, fate, whatever….I call it a blessing.  So, the Halo is the first part of my personal zodiac.

Then there are the down times……the areas that I would describe as rough patches.  That is where the sledge hammer comes in.  Nothing stands in my way.  I work hard for what I want and fiercely protect those that I value.  My Mother once gave me what I think was one of the best compliments I have ever been given (I am not sure she meant it as a compliment) – she said “Nothing stops you.  You aren’t afraid of anything.”  While I do have fears, they do not stop me.  I sledge hammer my way through anything that stands in my way.  Sometimes it is a velvet covered sledge hammer, but the job gets done.

So how would I describe those who share this sign?  Those born under the Halo and the Sledge Hammer are stubborn and incredibly hard working.  They are deeply caring but tend to hide these feelings. Burn out is common and their defense mechanism is to cut themselves off from the world.  If you show them loyalty, they will give you the shirt off their back.

Thank you to everyone that has had an impact on my life.  I look forward to what other blessings are to come my way and who is helping me hold the sledge hammer at the next obstacle.

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