And so that day dawned. The sun was hidden behind the clouds but was nevertheless present.
The wind buffeted, the cloud sang of future rain, the grumbles of earlier risers signaling in the dawn.
In other words, it was just another day.
Nevertheless, I put a bit of significance on today. Today I am not grumbling as I wake. I am alert, ready and active.
So what if its not sunny (This IS the northwest afterall), so what if it could rain. Today I am alive and today I am seeing something that has taken near close to 7 years.
Today I am out of the Navy.
Now don't get me wrong. The Navy isn't bad. Due to the time I have spent in service to the country I have had a lovely chance to develop myself as a photographer and a person. I've made mistakes, I've made great decisions. I've saved money, I've gained the funds for college I would have otherwise never had.
But the Navy isn't for me. Will I see the issues that haunt the Navy in the Civilian sector? Without a doubt I will. But I enjoy the freedom that I will have being one once more.
Life has its troubles, but today
I am free.