Last Friday was Veteran’s Day. I wanted to have this post finished by then, but last week was just one of those weeks. For one thing we’ve been experiencing an unseasonably gorgeous November here in Montana so every minute of free-time was spent out of doors enjoying the nice weather. The other reason for me missing my self-imposed deadline was the extent to which I volunteered myself last week. I won’t bore you with the details. I’ll just say this: it was chaotic, my house is a mess and if my laundry pile grows any taller I’ll need to hire a Sherpa to take me to the top, BUT everything that needed to be accomplished was accomplished. And, at the end of the day (week) it was all very rewarding.
It’s not uncommon to find me with too many irons in the fire. Since leaving the Marine Corps, I’ve been nurturing my overwhelming desire to serve my family and my community in many other (less rigorous and, consequently, far less lucrative) capacities. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to continue serving in these new capacities after the Marine Corps. I’m also immensely grateful that none of these projects require me to wear my hair in a tight bun.