I love being in the military, It’s been my dream.
But for the second summer in a row, they have messed up my summer cruise orders. Last year, they changed my orders 3 times. I went from going to Bangor, WA for a sub cruise, to a cruise in the Med, to one in Florida then ended up in Norfolk. Where I live…
I didn’t even get my orders till midnight the night before. The whole things sucked so hard.
This time around, I’m in Oceana which isn’t much farther away but I’ve resigned myself to it. At least I’ll be with a squadron and right next to the beach.
But I haven’t gotten my orders yet. Because, apparently, they were fucked up and had to be sent back. Which has the potential of meaning I may not even be with my squadron. They may screw me over again and send me to a ship in Norfolk.
I know that’s more of a worse case scenario, but the fact is that it could happen.
Which is bullshit because according to everyone else I’m the only one this seems to keep happening to.
Honestly, if this is representative of how my luck will go in the real navy, I’ll probably go SWO and just leave as soon as my 4 years are up.
Because it’s not worth it. I’m a flexible person and i know the navy is always liable to throw you for a loop. But I cannot handle having my plans change ALL THE TIME. It’s not how I work. Every once in a while is fine. But considering I’ve been screwed over in some way every summer since getting into ROTC, I don’t think I have a good track record going.
It’s just bullshit.
To know who I am
Before I know who I wanna be.
And faith to take chances,
To live like I see
A place in this world
For me.” —Roots Before Branches by Room For Two
It’s awesome watching a thunderstorm roll in. The rumbling thunder in the distance growing steadily louder as the skies darken…to hear the first droplets of rain increase into a steady downpour within seconds, the wind bringing it ever faster. The heat of the air diminishing with the strength of the sun…To listen to the world grow quiet in its wake, in silent anticipation…
I came out to tan but I’m glad the storm has come. What an incredible world we live in…