Back to the real world

Today I went back to the real world.

When I talk about the Army or my National Guard weekends, I usually talk about it like it’s another world or that I’m “playing Army.”

I’m sure that offends some people. Some people love the military and give all they have to it. And I tip my hat to those people. After almost 7 years of it, I can’t do it anymore. Don’t get me wrong: I have nothing but respect for the military and those in it (I’ve been there).

But at this point, I’m just burnt out. When you have a countdown to the minute of when your contract ends, you know it’s time to be done. I would much rather get out and let someone with¬†enthusiasm and drive take my place. Why just be a place-holder?

I do my job (and I do it well) every drill and AT. All good things must come to an end. So here’s to my last annual training EVER!

In my un-air conditioned barracks

One of my trucks I drove during the two weeks

And tomorrow, we will be back to the normal posts!


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