Okay, I did it.
I went to see an active duty recruiter today. I also talked to my dad.
I am pretty much convinced that I am going active duty, and I can be out of Maryland within the next 3-4 months. The best part of all, I can go to the language school like I’ve been dying to ever since I joined the army.
Going active duty will mean a SIGNIFICANT pay cut for me, but I’m looking at the bigger picture. I will spend at least a year at language school, and then I will have to do 3 years active duty at some duty station. Who knows where. I am hoping some place overseas.
When I get out, I will have military intelligence AND a language under my belt. Do you have any idea of the money I can make? I was looking at jobs today. People with 5+ years of military analysis and a language are making more than a 100K a year. In some instances, they are up into the 150s. Are you insane?
I guess everyone thinks I am crazy, but really, I am just about money. That is all I care about, and I don’t really care if people think I am money-hungry. I’m not a gold-digger type because I can’t be bothered with having to put up with a man in order to get the money. I want my own money, and I am smart enough to get it. Some people work off their looks. Some people work off their charm. I work off my brain.
Love and all that good stuff is all well and good. I don’t ever want to be lonely or anything, but I’d rather be well-off than in love. Money don’t buy you happiness, but it sure is a good time trying.
At any rate, I was looking for adventure and I think I am going to get it. I hope I get a duty assignment overseas, and I hope God looks out for me. I know I might have to go to that mess over there, and I sure as hell don’t want to die chasing after a dollar, but I guess I gotta do what I gotta do.
See ya, Maryland.
I’m counting down the days.