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Anthony Swetala

Anthony Swetala - Signed Articles of Agreement April 12, 2010, 79th Learner

United States Navy

This is my beginning to My Life, My Lineage, My First Paperback Book. I invite you to read my journey as I compose each chapter of the 14 Level Reintegration Program. My success is your success and our community's success. Thank you for your courage and support. To post comments you must register with our community. You can view this outline  I am using to map out my progess. Thank you for your comments, I value them.

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019 16:40 | Anthony Swetala

    I suppose I will begin from the start. A quick note...I do not want to sound like a pity party has formed, but if you want to know who I am, then you must know where I began.  I was born the son of Walter and Lucia Swetala on October 28, 1973, in Omaha Nebraska. My father was an officer in the Air Force and my mother was a bartender for my grandfather's nightclub. My grandfather was pretty famously known in the Omaha area for being the king of nightclubs as he had owned many.  My mom enjoyed her status as his daughter and lived a lavish lifestyle until marrying my dad.    

        Soon after I was born, my dad was ordered to Alaska for his next duty station and my mom wanted nothing to do with leaving her fathers financial security and her partying lifestyle so they divorced when I was three. My mother soon married another guy and they worked in my grandfather's nightclubs together until I was 15.  They had a child together when I was 5 and my little brother Nick became the baby of the family. At the time it did not matter because this guy was a good man and treated me like I was his biological son.

        Fast forward to age 15 when my mom and Nick's dad got a divorce. This was devastating to me because Nicks dad (Terry) and his whole family dismissed me like an old piece of clothing. They did not pick me up during holidays and only picked up my little brother. The people who I called grandma and grandpa and dad all left my life. I felt abandoned and angry at my mom for making this happen again. I attempted suicide by swallowing 300 Ibuprofen as I had heard of another kid doing the same and dying.           

       Fortunately, my mother had come home for her lunch because she got a call from my school saying I did not show up. She went to my room and had to kick in the locked door to find me unconscious on the floor. She proceeded to carry me to the car and off to the hospital I went. They made me drink liquid charcoal because it had been too late to pump my stomach. What a terrible experience that following 6 months of medical care was. Ok, I need to stop here and continue further tomorrow. 

  • Sunday, December 30, 2018 10:38 | Anthony Swetala

    Hello again.  I recently reconnected with Mr. Renteria in an effort to develop my new business into something more then just me being a handyman/painter/janitor. When I started Central Valley Military Maintenance,

        I was at a point where I knew something had to change. My 23-year marriage felt like a different relationship had started to develop. Partly due to 2 of our children had left for college and our third child was on her way to Turkey for the Rotary exchange program.  Leaving just Missy and I as empty nesters. 

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2010 12:14 | Anthony Swetala

    The Buddha described Nirvāṇa as the perfect peace of the state of mind that is free from craving, anger and other afflictive states.

    Personally, I believe in God, but the Buddha's definition of Nirvana sure sounds like the state of mind I desire. I will start my blog soon...

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