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Saturday, April 23, 2011

WHY DID YOU JOIN THE MILITARY? Was it for a better you or was it just something to do at the time?

I joined the military to become a better me. My mother was a single parent and she had done all that she could do. I wanted to see the world, get that hard core discipline, and learn the true lesson of being on my own. I knew in my heart that college just wasn't for me at the time because partying would have been at the top of my list.
Once I became I soldier I tried to learn everything I could from the ones' that were doing it before me. I wanted the secrets to get ahead and they were all to willing to teach me. The one thing they didn't take was attitude, a smart mouth and laziness. With the old school soldiers you had to first earn their respect then they would teach you how to get what you needed to know.
I didn't join the military to see how I could use my body to get ahead, I did't use others as stepping stones and I wasn't lazy when it came to getting the job completed. I came in the Military to make a statement and to prove a point, my brother and uncles were in the military and at that time there were no females in my family serving. I wanted to prove to them that females could do it to and I was motivated, dedicated and disciplined enough to use my brain and not my body to get ahead. That is something they always talked about when they were together. Females trying to be pretty to get out of work.
I really showed them because I can walk the walk and talk the talk. I have the best mentors, the top awards, the schools and served in some of the best special assignments to prove that females can kick butt and take names when they put their minds to it.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER ONLY IF YOU SHARE IT!!!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone joined the military for different reasons. Now that you are in have your goals or outlook on what you want to achieve changed?

Anonymous said...

You are right there ms or mr anonymous. was there a real reason to join the service or was it just for personal gain to see how for you could go.

ClizBiz said...

Hiya - Great post! I cannot find your email anywhere here so I'm just letting you know that we'll be featuring this post on Monday for Memorial Day on BlogHer.com. Please contact me if you'd like to learn more: heather.clisby@blogher.com.

And thanks again for all that you do - your family too.