Life Experiences

Christie - Newark, Ohio
Entered on January 11, 2009
Age Group: 18 - 30

When it comes to what you do in life there are so many things that you can choose from. Have you ever thought if you made the wrong choice in the past? What about the ones that you’ll make in the future? The other day I took time to think about what I’ve done in the past most of them I don’t regret but there are a few that has stuck in my head and its hard to get it out.

The military is my life, I’m hoping to get a scholarship from sports so that the National Guard won’t have to pay for everything and that I can get a bigger education when it comes to college. I am in the military, my job is Military Police. Even though I haven’t been through basic yet I’m still apart of the Army and no one can take that from me.

The day I enlisted was the best day of my life! I wouldn’t take it back for anything. We have Drill one weekend a month and you get paid for it. You have to run and stay in shape, its hard but once its in your daily routine you’ll do great. On August 21, 2008 I joined with the Ohio Army National Guard. No one in my family could make it but it was fine. All of them had to work so it wasn’t that big of a deal. My Sergeant took some pictures for my parents and I told them all about it.

The one person that ruined that day for me was my sister. Her names Stephanie and she’s 23 and has a 2 year old daughter and is expecting. When I called her I was so happy I couldn’t sit down. But when I talked to her she said I was stupid to signing my life away and that I should of thought everything through. All she did was say that and I was so mad! She was my sister and was supposed to be proud of me why would she tell me that and then not care she did? It was in my head all day. Why did I enlist? Who am I doing this for? Was it the right choice?

The next day it was still in my head I couldn’t help but get it out of my head. But I answered all my questions from the day before. Why did I enlist? It was for me and my country, I want to keep things how they are now, and not let them change. Who was I doing this for? Family and friends are a big thing in my life, nothing is going to change! Was it the right choice? YES! Enlisting into the military is something that might stink when it comes to shipping out, but it’s a good choice because of all of the training I will get, the places I get to go and the things I get to experience while I’m over seas or in the states. No one can take my choice from me and I will never regret it and that’s how its going to stay!