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.