When I first started this job, it was a calling. Something I felt I needed to do for myself. I was lacking direction and unsure of what I wanted to do. Perhaps that is the reason I turned it into a calling, I don’t know. Now, almost 12 years later, it has become nothing more than a job. A big, contracted, corporate job. We used to be a family (in my eyes), now we are just a bunch of disgruntled people showing up every morning. I’m not going to lie; the Army has a lot of good points to it. I am in better shape than 90% of the civilians I know. I do a job that has the respect and admiration of millions. I have traveled to places I would never get to see any other way in my life. It got me out of the house, got me my first suit, and allowed me to find my own place in life.