Posted on 02/10/2007. Filed under: Work |

It’s been a week since the split and I am feeling a little more myself. As I think about things I know it needed to happen. I find myself examining a lot about my life and myself. Since I first started thinking about going in the Army (and almost did except for having custody of one of my kids) I have continued to think of it on and off. I was talking with a friend last night and he said “you know, you’ve been thinking about this for over a year and you have valid reasons for wanting to go in… you probably should do it”.

It is something that is very tempting, I would have a good retirement, great training, the opportunity to have college paid for…. I just have to get my ex to take legal custody of our 16 yr old so they would let me in. The rest that I need to do is simple… learn the different ranks and insignias thereof… get myself into top physical form (before basic training!) and decide what stuff I want to put in storage, and what to sell.

Meanwhile I have been thinking about the alternatives if I don’t go in. I don’t really want to stay in the Baltimore area because it is rather expensive… However, since my ex is going to be going to Iraq in March I may not want to move, just so I can be around for the kids (and that may affect my decision about the Army too). If I stay civilian then I’ve been thinking about Pharmacy school, but that is something that might be out of reach for financial reasons… we will see. Hopefully I’ll have this all sorted out by the time I’m due to either renew or cancel my lease in Feb.

Wish me luck!! *laughs*


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Ponder, plan, then go with your heart’s feelings.

Army? At age 39? BTW, I think you’re cute.

Yes, Army at age 39… there was one woman who was 40 who was in my daughter’s unit at Basic… and another who was 42 (max age) in her graduating class… so… not too old yet. Thanks for the compliment by the way.

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