January 05, 2006

I'm In The Navy Now

First and foremost I just want to let EVERYONE know that I have the best boyfriend. Sorry girls (or for some guys), but I've got the best one out there and he's taken and I'm not giving him up. I know that puts a downer on everyone's day, to know that the last good one was taken, but it's the truth and I just can't lie about it anymore.

Well, now that i've gotten that off of my chest, I am feeling much better. After my day yesterday I started to think and think and think and think. And well, I thought too much. And I've decided that I'm going to join the NAVY (never again volunteer yourself). I know everyone will miss me, but it's the route i'm gonna take. I'm not going to be 60 and stressed out and look back on my life and realize that all i did was volunteer every ounce of my life away. Not gonna happen.

I did get off work and go run. I was supposed to go with my running partner, Ms Bakes Alot, but I just wanted to be by myself. So, I went to the college track and ran my little heart out. I didn't even time myself because i was just interested in running until my mind cleared. I ran 4 miles. It could have taken me 6 hours, I don't know, and I didn't care. And i felt so much better.

I am going to briefly touch on a security issue i had last night and am very proud of myself for handling the situation the way i did. I was at a busy college track running, and they were doing spring orientation, so it was a pretty busy campus. when i got to the track there were about 10 people walking and running. there was one individual on the soccer field in the middle who looked like he was practicing martial arts. he had some baggy camo pants and a big hoodie sweatshirt. i couldn't see his face because of the way the light projected on the field. he looked a little scary, like in a una-bomber way but i wasn't worried because of the amount of people that were around. as it started to get dark, the track started to empty out and he went to sit on some stairs. and just watched. i'm not sure if he was watching me or someone else. he made me nervous and i still had laps to run. so, because i'm aware of my surroundings and always looking out for my safety, i approached the two remaining walkers and asked how many more laps they were going to walk. they said one more, but they would be willing to wait on me to finish, which they did and i was very appreciative to those 2 ladies and very happy with myself.


Scooter said...

You handled that safety issue well.

Anonymous said...

If you haven't already actually signed up for the Navy, I'd suggest that you give it some serious thought. While the military can be a great place to work, learn and make friends, in time of war, it can be dangerous. Also, I have doubts about this administration's commitment to truly supporting those who do pay perhaps the heaviest price - the wounded. Give it some serious thought BEFORE you sign a contract.

Amy said...

Hey anon, read the blog was a acronym...NAVY (N)ever (A)gain (V)olunteer (Y)ourself. I also work for the DoD, so you don't have to tell me anything about the military, war, or who is paying the price right now.

Oh, and by the way I hate it when people post anonymously. It looks like you can't say what is really on your mind and deal with the consequences like an adult.

runninturnip said...

h aha, for a minute I thought you meant the military Navy at which my husband would say NOOOOO!!! Run away!
Sounds like a good plan though. Its great to help people but you have to take care of yourself first.

Dallen said...

Smart move avoiding being alone with the scary guy.

Liv said...

Lol I also thought you were seriously going to join the Navy - silly me, better read more carefully!
But speaking of careful, that was a very smart move of yours. I've been pretty leery of "sketchy" looking people these days myself; there have been so many shootings in this city lately it's scary - and you never know anymore who is just trying to look like a thug and who really is one.