Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Next Three Years

Six months have come and gone in the very slow and rather protracted blink of an eye.

The two months prior to these last six went by even quicker.

The few months leading up to those two months seemed to take forever...

Funny how time flows, no?  Or, I suppose, funny how it's perceived.

A year ago I was in the early stages of trying to enlist in the Navy.

I was living in Columbus, Ohio, working for a natural gas company - the people for whom I worked were very gracious and supportive of my decision (especially A and T!) and made allowances for when I'd need to go off for an interview or screening with either my recruiter or at MEPS.

Shucks, a year ago I hadn't even relaunched this blog, yet.

Now, in a little over a week, I'll be wrapping up my time at Fort Meade, have a couple weeks to see my friends and family, then head out to my first duty station which is....Pearl Harbor.

Well, Pearl Harbor will be my homeport - I'll actually be working for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command - or JPAC.  I definitely recommend checking out the website, but the short description is they're responsible for searching out and recovering the remains of fallen American servicemembers from past wars. My main duty will be as a photographer.

So that's where I'll be based for the next three years!  It's going to be quite a time of growth, excitement, and travel.

As far as the blog goes, it's taken me some time to rediscover my voice after going through boot camp and then "A" School, but I think it's coming back...  Saying all that to say, I'm not sure what I'm going to do - either keep it going here or start a new one (again).  We'll see...

Off we go!