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Starting Off Fresh

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. …

Checking Out

I’m back! The weekend was pretty uneventful. Just another weekend with a bunch of my friends who just also happen to be Marines. It was our medical stand-down which meant we sit in lines for about three hours to do something that takes less than ten minutes. I was more annoyed with the fact that we all got there at seven in the morning, got started around nine, and my phone was at fifty percent by noon. Standing in line was the least of my problems. But the bigger let down of all of this was that it was my very last drill with the guys. It’s like on the very last day of doing absolutely nothing is when the time ticks the slowest. I just wanted to get out… But it wasn’t going to be that easy. See, our unit has a… “tradition” that we hold. Our reserve center is located conveniently next to a very large river that runs right through my town. It’s actually like right behind our building. Whenever a Marine …

Say Hello to Goodbye

Today I woke up a bit late. I didn’t feel like driving to the coffee shop this morning so I didn’t work on my book this morning (oh well). But today I got some sort of good news. For many of you that don’t know, I am in the United States Marine Corps and have served almost four years honorably. A few months ago I requested a inner service transfer to the United States Air Force for the job of Fire Protection (Fire Fighter) for the National Guard unit near my city. I just got word today that my transfer paper work has been completed and making its way back to be signed off by my Commanding Officer. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Marine Corps. I love being a Marine. I’m sure my sweetheart loves bragging that she is dating a Marine who is in the infantry (even though I don’t look, act, or talk like it). But sadly it is time to move on with my life. The infantry has taken …