I’m sure everyone remembers the questions that all adults asked you when you were little, “What would you like to do when you grow up?”  In 33 years, you think that I would have it figured out, but I don’t.  While in high school I wanted to fly helicopters, but that was derailed because my mother TOLD me that I was going to do it.  Of course rebellion kicked in and I enlisted.  After 14 years of Honorable Service, seeing a bunch of countries, meeting awesome people and overall experiencing a life that some people pay for, I still haven’t figured it out.  

Once I retired from the military, I thought the thing to do was obvious, go to school.  I chose Computer Support Systems Specialist as my major, because it deals with computers and I could possibly make a lot of money.  I was wrong, I’m not interested in computers, I mean, I can hop on Youtube and look at videos of the Alabama Crimson Tide winning championships all day long, but that’s not a job.  What I do know is that I am a quick learner and I love interacting with people.  I thought about being a teacher, but teachers don’t get paid what they deserve.  You put up with other peoples kids for 8 hours and they can treat you any way they want, and you can’t do anything about it.  I don’t have a temper, but I will be damned that I will let some young punk talk to me in a disrespectful way. After raising children to be respectful and courteous, I’m supposed to deal with a chump with no home training? Hell NO!!!  

Some of us still don’t have it figured out.  That’s NOT a bad thing.  What I do know is that my family will NEVER be without because I will do whatever it takes to make ends meet.  One of these days the light bulb will come on, but as of right now, it’s dark as hell.  #RDTImage


5 thoughts on “Four

  1. Reading this was inspirational. So far in your life from my reading you have accomplished a lot and having served 14 years is huge. The military changes you but the fact that you can express that you still haven’t figured it out speaks volumes. You haven’t given up and you are continuing your journey and to me that’s what life’s about, you keep pushing and in your case you do it for your family. That light will come and the darkness will fade! Keep your head up and keep looking for that light.

  2. Hey brother man your not alone in that thought, Im in the same boat but I got something working against me Im lazy as hell lol

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