I've recently made a new friend. I posted about her a little while back. She's 28, has her masters in something or other, she teaches band and orchestra to inner city 5-13 year olds, and she's a newlywed with just over a year's experience with the Marine Corps.
You know me. I'm 29, working on my B.A., I'm a stay at home mom, and I've been married for 11 years with almost 10 years experience with the Marine Corps.
We have totally different perspectives on life in general, the military specifically. I can remember being like her though: Gung ho, motivated, believing that the Marine Corps is the best, wanting to be involved in everything, and friendly to everyone. Now, I'm pretty blasé about the Marine Corps, I'm motivated to get my degree so that we don't have to depend on the military anymore, I'm involved in nothing, and friendly to nobody. Basically, I'm jaded and pessimistic. Do I feel the need to change now that I'm seeing myself side by side with what I used to be (minus the masters degree)? Not really. I feel silly for being so naïve. I figure she'll learn her lessons eventually especially since her husband wants to give recruiting duty a try, heheheheh. Dummy.
Also, I find it hilarious that after all these months, my loyal, loving, and devout readers from Massachusetts still read my blog. I'm touched. I'm moved. I'm not surprised. My blog is addicting, insightful, entertaining, and I totally understand why they can't live without it. Excuse me while I dab away at my tears.