Sunday, January 22, 2012

Just the beginning

Military... it's been on my mind for years. Something about the military interested me... but I never lived my dream until recently. I enlisted into the ARMY this month, biggest and scariest decision I have ever made. I sat at MEPS after my physical- waiting to "swear in" for a 4 year commitment. "Did I make the right decision? Its not too late to back out.." played over and over in my head. But the "  I should have.. would have.. could have.." was a more dominating thought that I didn't want later down the road.

68 WHISKEY! (Health Care Specialist) This is going to be my job title in the ARMY, basically a medic and then I will continue my education through the nursing program offered to me by them. I am going in as an E-3 to start because of my college I have taken. Which means promotions sooner and a higher pay grade! I am hoping all the knowledge I have gained through working in the medical field will help me be the top of my class at AIT. AIT is the training school I will attend for 16 weeks right after Basic. I want to be the best in my class, and I want to be the best physically in the women's platoon in Basic Training, and I will give it my all to do so.

Until next post.....

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

This is my first ARMY friend made at MEPS while I was enlisting! John Stader.

My dad, when he was in the ARMY


  1. Congratulations Heather! You will do wonderful! I'm so proud of you! Blessed to be your friend! And am always here for you! Always praying for you! But..... I miss you already! I'll think of you evrey time I eat penut butter! LOL

  2. Heather, you are my hero. I am so proud of you, you are going to do great on this new journey you have chosen. You should be very proud of yourself. I can't wait to see to what this new chapter in your life does for you, medic to nursing. I will follow you and your blog for as long as it is here, but I will also follow you through your journey by text, phone, email, and whatever means. I love you and you deserve the best.

  3. I am so proud to call you my friend. You are going to blow everyones mind in basic!

  4. you go girl I knew you could do it Grams