The Army Gives You a Different Set of Priorities.

My husband and I were married November 16th, 2007.  He was 23, I was 18.  We grew up in the same small town, went to the same high school.  He graduated when I was a freshman, and after that he was my brother's good friend so we knew each other well enough.  We started dating my senior year, a few months later he enlisted and left for basic training.  I moved from Michigan to Arizona with my parents, and that was (coicidentally) where his AIT training was.  I was juggling college, bi-monthy 3 hour drives to see him, and very discouraging parents. 

So for the first time in my life, I forgot about what everyone else wanted of me and thought about what I wanted for me.  So I dropped out of ASU (worst college ever, BTW; overcrowded, overrated), moved to southern AZ and soon after got married.  And I have hardly looked back.  I have had time to figure out what I want in a career, what I want in life.  

The Army gives you a whole different set of priorities.  My husband was deployed to Korea last August, just short of our 1 year anniversary.  I love him very much, and I have never seriously regretted my decision.  This life is different and difficult, but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

amandarenee amandarenee
18-21, F
1 Response Mar 27, 2009

I can relate to the discouraging parents-it's a chore to try to keep them happy when they can't be happy for you in your decisions.