Sunday, March 07, 2010
I really have gotten a new Spark now that life is moving forward again. I am also reflecting on 2009, a task which is bound to happen over time.
I went to St. Louis with my recruiter on Wednesday to get my ID card and a set of uniforms. It was an enjoyable day... since SFC Al-Hameed is a great guy... he has worked so hard for me. I choked him up by giving him an 1896 Silver Liberty Dollar.
I ended up with 3 intermittent days off with this stupid cold that I am now over with.
I had a great weekend, got to do some Live Action Role Playing on Saturday, unplanned but fun.
But now that life is moving forward, I am Sparked back to action in my calorie counting and exercising. I have goals again and a purpose. I have to be in shape for both myself and the Army. I have to be Army Strong... I really love that phrase and I am so proud to be a part of something so much bigger than myself.
I am capable in a way that I never was before. I am finally back in uniform and able to serve my country again. I am also able to do this to help my family financially.
I report to my Reserve Unit here in town on the 19th for the first time. I am nervous but excited all at the same time.
I got a little sad this morning when I realized how much I miss and love my daughter... but I rode it out and got through it. It is what it is. 2009 was horrible, but I learned a lot about patience, self-control, choices, etc. So I am sorting out things bit by bit and putting them where they belong in my life.
I feel hopeful for the first time in a long time. There is a bright new future ahead.