I got my fresh start on Monday. My sweetheart came over and congratulated me on all of my success that has been going on lately. I really needed it. I think more importantly I needed her. After all of the great things that I’ve accomplished I was always missing something. I told her that I wished she could have came to the fire house and witness me swearing in the Air Force (but at the same time they kind of dropped the ball on me with that one… I didn’t expect getting sworn in that day). I told her that I passed my exam for the potential job opportunity. And above all else I got out of the Marines.
So I really did get a fresh start. Made some promises, future goals, and a better idea of where my life should be heading instead of wondering where it will be. I mean even if I don’t get the potential job I will still have my fire fighting career to look forward to in the military. The good thing about it is that I can choose between a civilian career or a military one. I know that I can choose which ever and know that someone will always be by my side. I guess that’s the best part of all of this.
I mean lately all I’ve been thinking about is “when am I going to get a house” or “where will I be in the next ten years”. I think one more year in an apartment wont kill me. I don’t think I have to worry much about where I’ll be in the next ten years because I think all that matters is where I’ll be tomorrow. What am I going to feel when I wake up the next day? Who will I be with when times get tough during the present time? What am I going to do today that will change tomorrow?
I think a lot of those questions can only be answered daily and asked over and over again. That’s the fun part of all of it I guess.
But for now I know for sure what I have: A great girl, new start in the military, and a great potential to do greater and better things.