We didn’t get that memo……

Shelli Varela
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As a kid, I was beaten up and bullied after my family moved. As a tiny little tomboy, I was certainly able to defend myself physically but much too shy to actually follow through and protect  myself. So I became severely introverted and at one point physically ill. I was an abnormally tiny, self-conscious underdog who struggled with confidence.

Now I want to be a voice for the underdog, and as not just as a firefighter, but now as a fire captain (I get paid to boss the boys around lol) I want to show kids (and adults) that there is NO SUCH THING AS CAN’T.

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What is the cost of not having a positive attitude?

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I am sometimes asked about my positive outlook and why I am always using the term “Best. Day. Ever.” My response is “WHY NOT??” :) In the face of what might feel like a crappy day, it’s important to remember that things can always be worse. I remember the day I got the news my Dad had cancer, and a year and a half later when I eventually lost him. These were truly bad days.

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That was Easy!!

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