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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:37 am    Post subject: /sigh (Moderately long post)  Reply with quote  

Jarreth
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Joined: 08 Jun 2009
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Location: Jacksonville, FL

One of the things I hate doing the most is leading someone on. But that seems to be exactly what I've been doing with my Army recruiter these past 8 months. When I first thought about re-enlisting the Army I was actually excited, so I did some research and found a recruiter. I was going through the process (despite how many obstacles seemed to present themselves) and my recruiter was really doing a good job getting me through them.

Yesterday I had a phone interview with the officer who was in charge of granting waivers for enlistment (in my case, because I was honorably discharged 8 years ago.). After basically chewing me out over being discharged to go to college (it's a bit more complicated but that's the gist of it) he told me I needed to convince him why I wanted to re-enlist, and to think about it before I contacted him again. So I thought about it, and discussed it with my parents. They helped me realize that I was joining for the wrong reasons, and it would be better to stop now before I join and end up regretting it for the next four years. (My dad's a psychiatrist so he's really good at getting inside your head and finding out what's going on).

So now I have the oh so pleasurable task of not only telling my recruiter "Despite how long we've been pursuing this, and how close we are to the end, I don't *actually* want to join now.",

but telling all my friends and relatives who were excited for me that even though I've been going on about how I'm joining, and what I'll be doing once I'm in, I've pretty much backed out at the last minute.

So pretty much I'm not going anywhere now, and see you in-game.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

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Follow your heart and soul, and do not be ashamed.

Only you know what feels right.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:15 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Telmaski
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Joined: 08 Jun 2009
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Location: Always behind you.

Glad you were able to figure out what you wanted before you re-signed up.

Also, on the plus side, you're in better shape now from all that running. Shirtless time at the beach!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote  

Neovilla
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Joined: 17 Feb 2006
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Location: Oceanside, CA

Well I'll have good know that you figure this out before it was to late. I'm sure everyone would understand and wouldn't want you enlist'n for the wrong reason. I did that in high school to the army recruiter I said maybe when I knew I should of say no took a couple calls in from class that I finally told him that isn't my plan.
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