I was complaining to a co-worker today about how much Joe hates the Army and how much we are looking forward to him getting out and going to school. This particular co-worker is 48 years old and retired from the Army as an E7, SFC. He said that most people don't think civilian life is easy after being in the Army. And then another co-worker asked me if I was scared for Joe to get out and be a "civilian" again.
What is there to be scared of?? I cannot wait to be through with this crap. I hate that my husband is unhappy. I don't care what our "benefits" are, they aren't as important as my husband's happiness and safety. This life isn't normal. Most people pay for their own rent, insurances, medicine, doctor's appointments. No matter how awesome Tricare is, it's not worth Joe deploying again. It's just not.
Joe is going to go to school when he gets out. I will have a real job and supporting us while he decides what he wants to do outside of the Army. No PT. No worthless chain of command making policy for 100 people without a second thought. No two-month long schools or training. No stupid Soldiers calling us all the damn time. No deployments. NO DEPLOYMENTS. No bunkers or raids or having a marraige over Skype. How is this harder than the Army? Someone tell me because I would really like to know.
I've been married to Joe for 4 years. Before that, I was just a regular person. Paying rent. All my insurances. Paying for prescriptions. And not worrying about my husband going to war.
I'd like to get back to that please.