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Nov. 17th, 2006 | 11:08 pm
mood: curiouscurious

I have also began to spark a serious interest in the military. I don't know which way I would go, but I am considering the Marines. I am not sure if I am going to go through with this yet, but only 2 people know about this (Jess is not one of them), and now yourself, so I would like to keep it that way, until I know what I am doing. If I go through with this, then assuming I am accepted into the program, I will go through a 10-week training "camp" while getting paid (like and internship) over the summer, and then decide whether or not I want to go through with becoming a Marine or not by the time I graduate college. I am thinking about this simply because I want more self-assurance, self-determination, self-reliance and the ability to think on my toes and make quick decisions.

I don't know how far I will go with this, I am still waiting the local Officer in Gainsville, FL to respond to the questions I asked in my e-mail. I know that most won't like my decision if I do go through with it, but they are going to have to live with it. I know what the physical requirements are and I feel that I can meet those goals. I just need to do something that I feel is important enough and can change me the way I want to be changed. I know that even through the summer program, I will be changed forever, that is my goal. I want to be changed. I know that I will not be the same way I am now, and I am completely fine with that. I know that I can have enough of an influence on what is changed to not make me a completely different person than I am today, but one that is changed where I want to be changed; the lack of fear of disappointment in those who care about/for me, those who need me, those who I care about/for/need.

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from: spam__robot
date: Nov. 18th, 2006 08:59 am (UTC)

Before you do anything else, it's time for you to rent the movie White Squall. Don't worry, it's recent, it came out in 1996 and stars Jeff "The Dude" Bridges and Scott "Party of Five" Wolf. It was also directed by Ridley Scott, who helmed Gladiator and Blade Runner, among other classics.

Anyway, if after seeing that movie, you still want to join the marines, then it's meant to be.

Seriously, go rent it, it's a great movie, and it's a fantastic study of the sort of mentality you're going through right now.

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