I've finally decided to enlist into the military. *Edit in green*
This is something that I have been wanting to do for years but something always came up that made me put a pause on those plans. I met my SO when we were 17 and shortly after, started to date and we married at 19. We talked about it and decided that I would wait at least 1 years after being married before leaving for basic combat training. Those plans changed pretty quickly because I was pregnant with our eldest daughter 7 months into our marriage. Of course as a new mother, I didn't want to leave my child so we put my plans on the backburner again for another year. Again, not even a year after DD1 was born, DD2 came alone. SO worked while I stayed at home with the girls and everything worked just fine for us, but now the girls are both in school and I am on BC so no more babies for a while. SO got injured and doesn't work, I am currently not working either so I feel the time is right to go ahead and enlist. It's something that I've dreamed of doing for a while now and with such a small income, I feel like there's no time like the present.
I have already gotten with a recruiter and she is telling me a lot of good things. My husband and I have discussed where we would like to be stationed and we decided that Hawaii would be great. I want to do an admin job or become and mechanic and my recruiter is saying that this is all very possible. She also said that I'll never have to go to war because they typically don't send admin soldiers or mechanics to combat. They normally stay in the rear so that is a heavy life off of my shoulders. I am so excited to go into the Army and I cannot wait. Has anyone here been in the miltary? Any pointers that you can give me?
This past Monday, I went to MEPS with my recruiter. Everything that she said was right. I got there Sunday night and had to be on the bus by 6:00 Monday morning. We got to the MEPS station and there was a lot of waiting around but there was also a lot of things going on when we weren't waiting. Medical tests, drug tests and things like that. I signed some papers, got my duty station of choice and the MOS of 92A, it's a kind of supply. Swearing in was the greatest feeling! My husband was there and took some pictures of me and afterwards, we took pictures as a family. I am in the DEP and will have to swear in one more time before I ship out to basic training. I am so excited about this and can't wait to get this thing started!