Today will be great!
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Every single day I strive to be my Best Self. I don’t know about you but this doesn’t always happen. I get up at the god awful hour of 5 am, every day, and I mean every day lately I take my zombie butt downstairs and put on some coffee. I splash some water on my face, get dressed in my uniform, and off I shall go for another day of attempting to broaden the minds of young Soldiers. These young men and women are striving to become Leaders and I have to do everything within my power to attempt to help them. Sometimes, i would just like to hit the snooze and go back to bed, but who does that help…You chose to be a Soldier Click To Tweet
Some of the feedback I tend to get is that you chose to be a Soldier. And this is absolutely correct, I chose to sacrifice my life for the past 14 years and there is absolutely nothing I can do about the past, but the future, well that’s up for grabs. I grew up in the poorest of places in lovely Kentucky and I don’t for one minute, regret joining the Army to get the hell out of there.
So, on days like today when the weather on this lovely mountain in Colorado is fairly cool, I am thankful for what I do have versus what I do not.
The idea for my post today came when I intercepted a potential altercation between two Soldiers over what I can only call bickering. As I sat back and watched these two argue over putting their crap away, the taller Soldier, yes he’s male, actually stared, and I mean stared, like a creepy stalker, at the shorter, female Soldier the entire time he walked back to put his “stuff” away correctly, and then proceeded to stare as he walked out. I can honestly say, that I seriously thought they were going to come to blows over something so trivial. However, can I say that I have ever not had this issue or problem? I would most certainly be lying if I said no.
The things we do in the heat of the moment…
If anyone can relate to this type of situation, I would definitely recommend that you simply walk away. There is no way I am going to give the Army any reason to boot me out because I made a dumb ass decision in a heated moment. It is always better to be the better person and not stoop to the level of those, who for whatever reason, just have to be confrontational. Honestly, people are who they are and I just would rather walk away.
Integrity… doing the right thing even when no one is looking
Oh, the outcome of this altercation was not great. The Soldier who stared down his counterpart, was found to have participated in some other not so great incidences and will no longer be attending the academy. I hate to know what will become of him, but this should show his counterparts that maybe sometimes it’s easier to just say ok and drive on.
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