Deployment Day 158, Mobilization Day 201 – 15 June 2010

It is becoming increasingly difficult to get up and go to work every day. For the past few weeks, I have tried to sleep after the gym and before work. While this has given me more time at the end of work to do things, it has also made it difficult to get enough sleep, or get to work at a reasonable time. One benefit is that I am definitely getting to the gym when I need to instead of blowing it off more, and frankly, I would rather go to the gym every day than worry about being at work at some arbitrary time working for perhaps the least smartest person on this task force. And while sleep is a bit overrated, I do have two days a week that I do catch up on sleep. If I am able to keep this up for the next month and a half, I should hopefully at least pass the APFT in July, and potentially come a bit closer to meeting height and weight standards. If both those things happen before we leave in November, I can determine whether I want to reenlist, even if it is for three years, and at least have a bit of job security going forward, at least in the short term. While I don’t feel that the Army is compatible with what I want to do with my life over the next 10-15 years, it would be nice to have a buffer there until I finish my accounting degree and get a job in the accounting field. Plus it would make a move to Utah a bit easier if I can find another MilTech job out there, instead of relying on finding something else. Ultimately, the initial desire is to find a non-MilTech job, but we’ll see what actually happens if/when I actually have to find my next job, be that in February or a little later. I still think that Utah is in my near future; I just want to brace my fall a bit before moving. I have already moved across the country once in my life without a job lined up and I don’t really want to do that again if I can avoid it. All it does is give me more options.

And that was it. Other than the bit I wrote about leave, I didn’t write anything else about my deployment. And I’m going to be a writer…

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