|QUOTE (Z0MBIEStheyN0MBIES @ Friday, Jul 5 2013, 21:32)|
| @Gunwrath: Oh believe me, I've had my fair share of partying and womanizing. I just haven't been stupid about it like some people. You know, those kids who get busted for drunk driving and/or have a girl knocked up. I was lucky enough to surround myself with other people who have a future. My best friend actually just left for Army basic a few days ago (yeah, I know, but it's a future, right?) and he was a pretty good influence on me. Kept me from being stupid. |
If it's not to personal, was the Corps a personal choice, or something you were pushed into? Believe it or not, I had to give my parents the ultimatum of signing for me, or having myself do it when I turn 18.
EDIT: Damn, looks like my membership finally ran out. Thought my year lasted until next week, guess I was wrong . Don't suppose anyone has any 48 hour cards lying around somewhere? Haha
I come from a military family, my great uncle was 101st Airborne in WWII, which I don a 101st flag in the man cave, my uncle was a Marine during the 50's, my dad was a Marine during Nam.. so I've always been into military history, war, equipment, lingo, etc for most of my childhood and always grew to love it. So during 11th grade, I remember talking to my dad and at first he didn't like the idea because of the tensions due to 9/11 at the times but he supported and then my mother ended up supporting too and we went and signed me up at 17, so after graduation about 3 1/2mos after, I went off to Boot. It was a personal choice and one of the best decisions I've ever made. I got to travel, meet a lot of different people throughout my journey. Also learned a lot of useful things.. so it's really more than just BOOM! BLOW sh*t UP! KILL KILL, YUT! like majority of people think. It really helps for a career/life after the military as well, depending on MOS. My MOS really doesn't have a good impression, lol but the fact I was military helped me out in some situations.
I still have character defects now like I did when I was younger but not as bad as they could of been without the proper transformation that the Corps gave me. My swearing improved and so did my no-nonsense attitude.. but I still have my manners and my cleanliness.. not to mention my accuracy.
When you return from boot and get some time for yourself, I'll be here still hopefully man and I look forward to hearing about your experience. It keeps the fragrance of awesomeness in my mind to hear about the stories and such.
Edit: Sent a 48hr trial code to you via PM.