Training Continues.

And the training is about to start back up, in about a week I leave for MCT at Camp Lejeune, NC. Im ready to finish up my training, and be stationed so I can figure out what my plans are for the future. I’m hoping it will go by fast, It will be cold, rainy and a-lot of sitting and waiting, but that’s the price I am willing to pay, I’m a United States Marine, across the globe when the word “Marine” is heard, everyone knows who we are, everyone knows our uniform and I’m ready to carry on that proud tradition. Thank you all so much for the support, I’ll do my best to keep everyone updated! Semper Fi!

The Fiance. Thank her for supporting me in my decision and everything i have been through so far.

Back from Bootcamp

Its been a long and hard 3 months for me a road that I never thought that would end, but I’m here at home. I couldn’t that the Corps anymore for what they have given me, I don’t regret my choice and I’m gratefully thankful for the memories bootcamp has given me, some of the funniest, craziest as well as scariest moments of my life. I have learned to appreciate the smallest things in life such as being able to hygiene, eat, and sleep, even talk for that matter and much more. I am glad what the Corps have given me, I now also want to thank all my family and friends for being there to support me while I was gone, I also want to thank my beautiful Fiance for being there and supporting what I have done and will continue to do. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. Semper Fi

Leaving Tomorrow.

It just hit me hard, harder than anything. Im leaving everything i know tomorrow, My family, my friends and girlfriend. I saw my dad cry today, i held back my tears, i saw my mom cry, stepmom cry, sisters, and brothers cry, I held back all my tears as hard as it was. I will make you all proud, I wont let you all down. As for anyone else, take care of yourself. I will see you all in 13 weeks :)

sunshinecarolyne:

I said goodbye today, I kissed your lips so hard while tears ran down my face. The distance is punching me in the face right about now. My boyfriend did a countdown into the marines, I’ll put myself in charge of when bootcamp will be over, so far 13 weeks to go.

Count down, complete.

Well everyone, tomorrow is my last day here as a civilian, a new person is about to be born. Time to throw away my old life, my old habits, the old me. I’m ready to become a new person, a newer me. Its going to be tough I’ve been told but nothing that i can’t handle. The hardest thing that i think for me is leaving my family, and everyone here i care about. I know that I can make it through this, and i will. I’m going to get ready for the journey of my life, I’m going to miss my family friends and my girlfriend. Things wont be easy, and I don’t expect them to be because if it were easy everyone would do it, everyone would want to be a Marine. In the end, I’m not doing this for anyone but myself. This is my life and I hope that i can benefit from it and have a brighter future ahead of me. I want to thank all my supporters, my family friends and mostly recruiters, for helping me believe in myself and helping me believe that it is possible to train hard enough to get ready for bootcamp, but never mentally. For those of you who don’t think that it is possible to get in shape, IT IS! Trust me i thought the same thing, put your mind to it and push yourself, push until it hurts, or until you puke! God bless you all.

5 days.

Im excited,but yet so damn nervous, its hitting me that in a sense my life in ending, in another sense that it is just beginning. It’s going to take awhile to adjust to my new life for the next 13 weeks, but I wanted this, I will do this and I will be great at it. I dont need luck, Luck needs me. I sure hope i get through this, I will get through this and when I am finished I will be a United States Marine

semperannoying:

Sirius, a military working dog, pays his respects to his handler Sgt. Joshua R. Ashley during a memorial ceremony in the Regional Command Southwest chapel, Aug. 17. Ashley was a dog handler with Military Working Dogs Platoon, Headquarters and Supply Company, 1st Law Enforcement Battalion (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group (Forward). He was killed in action July 19 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province. 
You never really know what life will throw at you and at times it can be unexpected. Time of chaos will occur at times that you don’t think that you can handle it. I’ve found someone worth fighting for, worth my time, and willing to give back the other half of what I give her. Distance means nothing when you love someone, and of course I believe this girl is worth the fight through distance. She grew up in a military family, and I’m sure she is aware what to expect. I wont give up because at the end of the day its how bad you want it, because if we can get through the next four years of her college and mine in the military, like my dad said if we can make it through this, we can make it though any bump that is given us.

10 days.

The countdown has finally almost reach single digits. I’m leaving in 10 days, im not so sure that this is real, it doesn’t feel like anything is really happening it all seems so surreal to me. I’m not sure exactly how to feel or what to do at this point, I’m not sure what i want to think or not, but in the end there is no turning back now. There is so much going through me mind at this time, I am no longer nervous about what is about to happen with my life but at the same time I am incredibly sad to leave all the people here that i love and that i care about, that’s probably the only thing that could potentially stop me and yet get me through boot camp at the same time. Another hard part is there is a girl here, her dad and mom were both in the military, she’s so used to the military life and she wants to be with me and i with her, I’m just hoping and praying that we can be together and that nothing bad can happen. Distance is hard but we both want to do it, I’m hoping that it works out. All in all I’m ready, Physically i an in the best shape i could possibly be in, My crunches are at 118, 1.5 mile is at 11:00, and pulls up is at 18. If any of you think that it is too hard, trust me its not. I started off at 13:40 1.5 mile, 12 pullups and 75 crunches. It is possible and it is a hell of a lot easier when you have people PTing with you. Dont give up, it is hard but rememebr your reasoning for doing this. You will SOON be a Marine! OOOH- RAHH!

Counting Down.

20 days exactly from this day that I leave for boot camp. Many of my friends have left for boot camp in the last month or so which makes me more that excited to leave. I’m ready to start my life and get something going for myself. College just isn’t for everyone, and it wasn’t for me that is why I decided to join the Corps, I didn’t feel like being in debt. But, on another note, I’m anxious and worried but mainly excited to leave, I actually am aware of for once what i am going to do with me life, I was ALWAYS very indecisive but now, My future is to be a Marine. I will do all i can for everyone that I can and for those who dont think it’s possible i have two things to say to you, “Someone out there will Always have it worse that you” and two “You weren’t the first to do it, someone else will do it the same time as you, but you wont be the last” Keep those two things in mind if you think it’s not possible.

lovemilitary:

R.I.P :(

27 days, until bootcamp.

In 27 days I will be leaving for bootcamp. I no longer feel nervous, just ready for what’s is to come. There is not way i can mentally prepare myself anymore, never was. Physically I think I am in the best shape i can be in. Leaving my family will be hard and there are few people here I am sad to leave. But I must do this, I’m ready and I hope these people stay in touch. I have also decided to go in single which I think will be best for me and my future, the less that I have to worry about, the better. If anyone thinks that they can endure it in a relationship, go for it. This is a new journey, a journey I never thought I would be ready for, but through all the times i wanted to give up, I never did and in the end it has led to me to where I am now. To all the people who don’t think it’s possible to get into shape, it is, trust me. I thought the same thing, don’t expect it to come to you while sitting on the couch, you have to get up and make a change. I no longer have anymore distractions.IF anyone has questions, please feel free to ask.