The Road That Lead Me Here

Hello,

The beginning of my Military journey, was technically at the end of my senior year in high school. Despite being accepted to the schools I wanted to attend, I was in no position to pay for them, and I knew I was ready for a change. I decided to give myself an opportunity, and walked into a Navy Recruiting Center. A few months later, I was whisked off to bootcamp, to start what seemed like a lifetime full of experiences in just a few years. My time in the Navy was full of lessons, tears, laughs, great times, the hardest times of my life, and most importantly GROWTH.

Today, I am a 24 year old young professional and full time college student. I pretty much grew up in the Navy, from 19-23, and I had all of my first experiences while serving (buying a car, first apartment, first dog etc). I am growing everyday and learning who I am now, as a young woman, without the Navy. I plan on graduating with my Bachelors in Sociology and my AA in communication within the next year, I then plan to go on and get my MS in Child and Family Therapy. As you can probably tell by my career choice, I love helping people. I find myself most fulfilled when teaching someone or helping someone, which is what lead me to this blog. I also love nature, I almost always find a little bit of myself when I am lost in a forest, or smelling flowers, but definitely when I am near the ocean. I hope that my experiences can inspire or help someone who’s making a difficult decision or feels alone.