What’s Happening Since I Joined the Air Force

What happens now that I've Joined the Air Force?

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Well, I’m sure everyone was flabbergasted by my recent announcement. I joined the Air Force and am waiting for a job slot and date to ship out for Basic Military Training.

This is the secret/big life change I’ve been talking about for several months. I’ve been considering this route since Thanksgiving 2014. I didn’t believe I would actually go through with it, and now here I am.

What happens now that I've Joined the Air Force?

Of course, I’ve second guessed myself some. Taking the oath and signing the contract to give my life to the Air Force for 4 years was terrifying. In those moments, you realize there is no turning back. I did experience a minor panic attack last night in bed. Thank the Lord for Mike. I woke him up and told him my fears. He brought me back down to Earth and told me everything would be okay and there was no reason to fear.

It’s a gutsy move.

Anywho, it’s done. I’m in. I’m proud of myself. Even though I’m scared, I am a gutsy girl. I am back to my old self – making big moves into the unknown, hoping for a life-changing revelation. Everyone has promised me that the Air Force will change my life for the better. One thing is for sure, it will definitely open up new doors and challenge me in ways I never thought possible.

I’m sure you’re wondering why I did this, since I don’t seem very committed. I am committed. I’m committed more than ever before. However, the military is somewhere my family never ventured. It’s a new experience for me, and it was something I told myself I would never do.

There are many reasons why I chose this path, even though I am scared and unsure. I’m doing this because I want to provide for my family and pay off my debts. I want to be free financially, and I know the Air Force is going to help me get there. It’s the perfect way to make a career change. If you’re in a lot of debt, you know how difficult it can be to put it all on the line. The Air Force is going to make it easy.

What’s going to happen to the blog?

Anyways, I’ll talk more about this through the coming months and let you know how things are going. I am not sure what turn this blog will take, but I have decided to keep writing through the whole process. I hope to be a resource for future people who are interested in joining up. I was scared, confused, and not sure what to expect throughout the processing. I looked to blogs for help and found just three female bloggers who joined the Air Force and offered real, honest advice on what to expect. Those were life savers for me.

Rose Colored Water will continue to be a lifestyle blog, but it may take a military turn as I transition. I hope the few readers I have will continue to keep up with me. I will continue discussing finances, life after college, and life in the Air Force. There aren’t very many women joining the military, even in the Air Force, so the few who are interested should have a place to go for advice.

I want to be a resource for the young women who feel lost and don’t know what to do, especially if they’re trying to pay off debt or put themselves on the right financial path.

I hope you’ll stick around for the journey. A lot of things are going to change. Please hang with me here.

4 thoughts on “What’s Happening Since I Joined the Air Force

  1. AMAZING! Congratulations again. I remember my first post like this… the “What now?” post :) You’re incredible, and things will change as you go, but you’ll be even more beautiful and amazing in the end. Again, congrats!

    1. Thanks so much! You are such a motivator! I know this is going to change my life in ways I never thought possible!

  2. Hello, I am contemplating entering the Air Force upon graduating from college, for the same reasons as you plus more. However there are some stories my cousins told me that make me scared and second guess things. Is there any way you can help ease my mind? Starting with, since you have been there, have you ever been deployed into war zone? If so, how was it? I have other questions but I thought I would start with that. Your website is helping me understand BMT and I appreciate this so much, I just wondered if there are other things I should worry about. Thanks again!

    1. Hi Maria,
      You can never be truly sure if you will get deployed to a combat area. I have never been deployed, but I am at a base that rarely deploys because our mission can be done here in the U.S. I have several friends who have been deployed though. It also greatly depends on your job. I would say, the base you get and your job matter the most on if you will get deployed, and how often. Ultimately, you have to be ready to make the sacrifice that comes with being in the U.S. military if you truly want to join. I had a lot of fears about deploying when I first came in, but they’ve lessened a lot the longer I’ve been in.

      I hope this helps. It may not ease your mind, but it is honest feedback of what I’ve been through so far.

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