Hello 2016 and goodbye 2015! With all the bull shit that came about in 2015, I had a life changing event and I’m very grateful for it. I enlisted into the Georgia Army National Guard as a 31B which means a Military Police. I was going to spend 20 weeks learning on how to first be a soldier and then become an MP.
Not going to lie but I did NOT want to be an MP. I had some experiences with them and they were not pleaseant. They’ve always had this holier than thou kind of complex and think that they can do anything and these MP’s are privates! Low man on the food chain so to speak in the ranking system. Drove me nuts and they were usually rude as hell! As a civilian, I know what I can and can’t do on post but sometimes we make honest mistakes and GOD forbid you do that around MP’s. So needless to say I wasn’t exactly pleased when MP was my best option for the NG. They pay off my school debt which I’m in much need at the moment. (LOL)
Well needless to say time came for me to go to basic and AIT. I was nervous, I’ll be honest because I am going to be one of the older people in my company and higher rank. I came into the military as a specialist which is an E-4. I was also heading to Ft. Leonard Wood, MO… In the middle of summer!! That was a new branch of hell. Not only was I was going to a place that is extremely miserable place georgraphicly but weather was aweful as well. The humidity was extreme and so was the damn sun! Training felt like we were in the Middle East. Woke up in sweat, spent the entire day in sweat, and went to bed in sweat. Didn’t matter where, what, or why I was doing, I was in sweat. Of course what do we train in? ACU’s. You think I’m kidding, take a look at the picture below
That is the Drill Sergeants job to get us to throw up, at least with my platoon. If a minimun of four people didn’t throw up during a smoking session, we kept going until some people threw up. I never did even though I almost did but not from the smoking but from the other people throwing up.
It wasn’t all hell. I actually loved the training. We became family as battle buddies and learned how to become not only soldiers but also as military police. I’ll share more stories later about basic if I have a bored day 🙂 But this was my end result
So that took up most of my year but while I was training I reconnected with someone I didn’t think we would. Turned out to be one of the best things in my life. During the last part of basic we were allowed to use our phones one day a week for a certain amount of time. So once a week we would Facebook message until my pass was up. Reason why we facebooked message is one I was in training and two he is currently deployed overseas. Six hour difference and he’s ahead of me. It started out as friendly small talk and it turned into my lifeline to get me through the upcoming week of training. It took time so don’t think this happened over night. He would tell me stories of when he went through some of his training and I would tell him what I was going through emotionally, mentally, or physically. One of the things he would always say to me is keep going and how proud he was of me. It would help me through the darkest parts of the last little bit of training. So by the time I finished training we became close.
Now, this is hard for me but we’re still becoming closer each day which is amazing since he’s deployed and I’m here in the states and we have history. Lets just say we had a bumpy start to our friendship. (It happens) We are taking our time and really getting to know each other and learning about each other’s personalities. Now this blog isn’t meant to be all happy and sweets but to share a little bit about myself. I’ve been told that I wear my emotions on my sleeves and that is how I’m going to treat this blog. I’m not here to make people happy but I’m also not here to make them sad. I want people to know my views even if they aren’t the most popular. Not here to be popular but to speak my mind. I won’t be sharing things that are extremely personally but I will be sharing my ups and downs. Including of possiblities of the future…
The goal for this blog is to share whats going this year. With me and what’s going on in the world through my eyes. I’m starting back to school to hopefully finish my medcial assisting certificate, getting more in shape better than I was at basic, hopefully get a deployement, get a really good job that will allow me to pay off bills and save money, and maybe get a relationship! (doubtful) Hope y’all enjoy whats going on through this crazy mind of mine and I do apologize now for any rants that will probably happen because I’ve got a hot temper and a loud mouth.