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The Gaurd Says "No"

When I frist started enlisting, I was extremely scared and unsure about actually doing it. As I finally became more confident that what i was doing was the right thing to do and knowing that everything I was doing with my life would be going in the right direction, I was told I can't do it. I took the asvab, and scored a whopping score of 49. 1 point shy of getting in. Regardless, I still got up at 4 in the morning, missed breakfast, and went to have my long day of physicals and running from one room with these papers to the other room for those papers, I was with a whole lot of people who were getting ready to ship that day, who had already passed the asvab, who had already been through everything I wanted to go through, Everything that I was preparing myself mentally for. I went to the weigh in, and I was 2 inches shorter than what I thought, my weight was not where it should have been. SO they taped me, and I was 1% over on my BMI. They told me I could come back August 3rd to retry all my phsycial stuff and my asvab again. Although i know I can retake it, I feel so defeated because it took myself so long to build my confidence up to even do that in the first place. The Air National Gaurd accepted me, but I feel like since it was so close, and just the fact that someone tells me that I can't do something, It makes me want it even more.

heatherxx heatherxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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Maybe it's a sign from your higher self, telling you you shouldn't join the military...

IT IS NATURAL FOR US AS HUMAN BEINGS TO SEEK FREEDOM. THERE IS NO ONE THAT CAN DECIDE WHO OR WHAT YOU ARE (OR WHAT YOU CAN OR CANNOT DO FOR THAT MATTER). HAVE FUN, LIFE IS ALL ABOUT THAT!

Heck, you can SO prove them wrong. Dooo it. Do it if you want it. Kick the haters in the figurative face.