T-38 Days and Counting!!!

Hello all my wonderful followers! Today is a momentous landmark for me. It is the start of my final push toward becoming a United States Sailor.

Back Home Again…

That’s right, I’m moving out of my apartment and going back home to my mom’s. Now most people wouldn’t want to admit that, but I am so blessed and truly thankful to my mom for offering to let me bring my many boxes of stuff to her house to save me some money before I leave.

I’m still working, but because of my mom’s generosity, I no longer have to work 3rd shift and that is a major blessing in itself!

“I Work Out”

Leave it to LMFAO to describe this last month for me. I’ll be doing all kinds of exercises at home and at the local YMCA as often as I can between now and November. Push-ups, curl-ups, and a 1 & 1/2 mile run are on the Physical Fitness tests that I will need to pass when I get to Boot Camp. Depending on my height and weight determines the minimum scores I am allowed in order to pass. If I don’t pass, I get pushed back until I do, or (after so many attempts) I fail out and get sent home and have to do a walk of shame. THAT WILL NOT HAPPEN!

To make sure of it, I’m following the chart provided here and timing myself to make sure I can pass before I even leave Indiana. For those of you who want to know how you stand, here are the female and male standards listed for every eligible age group.

30-day Exit Meeting

In a little more than a week, I will be sitting down with my recruiter to discuss what comes next. What do I need to tell my family? What should I have them bring when they come to my graduation from Boot Camp? Different little questions that may pop into my (or my family’s) head. I can’t believe it’s already so close. Any other future or current sailors out there?

Helpful tips, tricks, or comments are appreciated 😉

Nerves, Fears, Excitement, and Tears…

Am I nervous? Absolutely. Am I scared? Not so much now as I was a few months ago. Am I excited? You better believe it!!!!!!!

I know I’m not the only one who has shed a few tears worrying about what the future has in store for me, but something a pastor once said during a Sunday service has stuck with me and I try to live by it. He said “worrying is like a rocking chair, it keeps you busy, but you don’t get anywhere. So, why worry?”

I know I have God in my corner, and I’m not going down without a fight. I will make it, I will be a sailor.

Thank you everyone, for all of your love and encouragement! It truly means a lot!

Please leave comments, questions, or concerns in the section below! I’d love to hear from you!!!

Ashley

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