Today I started my 1.5 mile jog that I'm going to try to do daily. We had mapped out a route in my neighborhood this past weekend that was exactly 1.5 miles. I was going to start it as soon as I got home from school today, but I stayed after for an AP Art History review which lasted until 6, and then I ate dinner, cleaned the kitchen, and the next thing I know it's 7:40.
I was determined to get started, so I told my parents that I was just going to do as much as I could before it got dark and hopefully jog at least a mile with my dog.
Welp. Like a derp, I took a wrong turn, got lost, and ended up doing 3 miles. I only jogged maybe about a mile, the other miles I was walking around frantically, with my dog, trying to find my way back home. By the time I made it home it was dark, about to rain, and I was covered with mosquito bites. I am such a derp.
ANYWAYS, back to the subject of doing ROTC.
At this point it might end up being my only option. Instead of moping, I decided to embrace it and think of the positives.
- I'll get into shape with all the training I have to do.
- After college I have to serve 2 years of active duty (pertaining to my Communications major) so technically I'll have a job right after college.
- When I decide to get a different job, (media, publication) I'll have one hell of a resume.
My dad said that we'll have to talk to the recruiter before I can get my hopes up, because I still have to submit an application and get it approved in time to start the fall semester.
He then decides to say that if I don't get approved in time I can always go straight into the air force and do four years of service, and just start High Point after that. I wasn't too keen on the idea and told my dad that if I had to go into the air force, at that point I'd want to attend a different university.
I really don't want to go straight into the military. I'd rather take the year to get my basics done at a local college (that I can go to on scholarship) than have to wait four years (like my uncle) and then go to a university.
I don't want to sound like a spoiled brat, and I hope I'm not coming off that way, but I do not want to take a detour on going to college. I know that if I do I'll lose momentum.
BUT all of this is not even real right now. I mean, my parents and I are going to meet with the ROTC recruiter Wednesday to find everything out for sure. I shouldn't even be worrying about this right now.
I have an AP Art History test tomorrow I need to be cramming for.