I haven’t been on here a lot lately. I get that way when life takes over and my brain gets full of life. I don’t have a lot of room left for social media so I tend to get inside my own head a little when my plate gets full.
I’m sure some of you saw the CNN post about the Army reducing numbers to ‘pre-WWII numbers’ (which is literally bunch of hype because the DOD reduces numbers every time a conflict ends - they did the same thing after the gulf war but in a much uglier fashion).
I have been planning my exit now for a little over a year. I just dropped a request to get out early (they started a program last year for early volunteer separations) along with my acceptance letter from school (that’s one of the requirements/options for the request).
It’s a little unnerving because this is literally all I have known my adult life (i.e. the last 12-13 years). But I’ve had enough. I’ve played this act out as far as I can take it. My next performance will be making skin suits out of motherfuckers and wearing them to work.
So, you know, I have a lot of things to think about. And stuff.
I also have a nice post that I’ve been working on now for a few months - a critique of the last 13 years. I’m trying to keep it anywhere from 2 - 1000 words. It’s in my drafts folder now. I’ll let you guess how much I’ve typed so far.