Thursday, January 2, 2014

Rearranging The Pieces

With this new series, I almost forgot that I should be sharing one of my own stories too!  Seems how all of these little incidents that I've had make up the name of this blog, I should probably tell you about how I've "Chalked it up to better luck".
Well, as you may or may not know...I'm a member of the United States armed forces

Da Army to be exact.

I'm a Soldier in the U.S. Army Reserve. While being in the Army isn't exactly what I had planned for myself, it ended up working out quite well. I really enjoy being a Soldier. Originally, I wanted to be a Marine, but I got into a little bike accident that brought the dream to sudden stop.  I broke my arm and I broke my dreams...

Instead of letting it hurt me though, I picked up the pieces and I rearranged them. When I was finished, the picture looked a lot different than when I started. I changed my perspective, I changed my goals and before I knew it, I was shipping out to Basic Training for the Army. Something I thought would never be possible.

Now, I encourage everyone who isn't exactly sure what to do with their lives to consider the military. While it isn't for everyone, it is for a lot of people, even if it doesn't seem like it at first.  For me, it's exactly where I fit best. I am glad that instead of allowing my broken arm to bring my dreams to a complete halt that I worked towards something new. You know what they say, when one door closes, another door opens. I suppose you just have to keep an open mind and hope for the best. 
If you would like share a time when things didn't go exactly as you planned, but it all ended up fine in the the end, please contact me at to be a part of the "Chalk it up" series. 


Jane said...

Oh I love this series!! The military was definitely a good choice for my husband. He had kind of lost his way a bit and the Army definitely turned his life around. I'm always so impressed with anyone who has military service! I just think it's incredible.

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