Archive for December, 2010
From the time we are children we all seek freedom. This freedom takes on many forms. For example, a two-year expresses their freedom, mainly by refusing to use the potty. As a teenager, it is the freedom to come and go as one pleases. As an adult, it is the freedom to choose one’s line [...]
Others have the ability to influence our thoughts and behaviors. This is a result of the relationships we find ourselves.
All of our lives we will find ourselves in situations where someone is purposely influencing us or we are purposely influencing someone else. All of our lives, in our interactions, there are exchanges of power. When [...]
I was working at my first job after leaving the Corps. I was in food and beverage management. One night while standing near the entrance to the building one of the owners came in. He remarked that there were cob webs in the chandelier. I noticed one of my security guys walking by. Without skipping a [...]
Recently I posted a reply on a different website/blog. The question was asked, “What are the top three things someone should do when retiring or making a career change?” My response was (1) Gain the full understanding that you are entering a new environment. (2) Determine what it is you desire to be, do and have. [...]
Perhaps others and I have been getting it wrong. Perhaps life after the military is not about making a transition but rather about transcending our military experience and transforming into something/someone else.
Former service members experiencing challenges after leaving active military service have been the subject of discussions, the impetus for change, and the topic of [...]