Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! As per my post yesterday, I said that today I was going in more detail to explain the military road ahead of me that I have always wanted to pursue and that I finally will be pursuing.
In 2013 while in grade 12 I sent out an application to the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston. Somewhere where as a Sea Cadet I had spent 5 out of my 6 summers as a teenager. I was familiar with the campus/base, I had my favourite spots and since I was in the cadet program, it was a no-brainier for me to want a military career at 18 years of age, especially since this was an accredited University that would offer a Bachelors Degree along with the time spent training for a life as an officer.
Unfortunately for the 17 year old me, I got denied due to a late application (they were due by November 30th, 2013) because I had submitted mine in early December and that had already been too late.
I then met a girl, got engaged and during that 2 1/2 year long relationship she talked me out of doing the career that I wanted most for myself, but after I ended things in 2016 I do not know what happened, because despite the fact that my parents were telling me to get back on the horse and apply and maybe get in for the fall of 2017, I had no interest in this road anymore it seemed.
Well, fast forward now to 2020 and during the age of Covid-19, and I was now of a renewed interest due to the fact that I was watching the news and seeing the reserve forces members getting called in to old age homes for administrative purposes to help in the fight against Covid-19. Now, I do work front lines as it is, in a mental health setting, but I find myself sitting on my butt at work most of the time, with very little to do and really felt myself get invigorated and want to get back into the fight…
And there it was..
The old flame from pre-2016 had reignited and I was again interested in moving forward, yes at 24 for an entry into the Royal Military College, for age 25 in the fall of 2021! I want, nay I need, to join the Navy! It was my dream and I swear I will do everything it takes and wait as long as I have to (they are saying due to Covid-19 the process could take 3-12 months at the moment) which is why I am shooting to stick it out here at my current Career doing the part-time social work until I can get in for Fall of 2021! This blog will be coming with me to document the journey and keep the Philosophy alive and kicking in this new movement we are creating!
I will update you all in 2 days about how the process is going, tomorrow I have a new Philosophical piece I want to post, so I will be doing that, but come Monday, you bet I will be filling you all in on how the process has gone in the first week since the journey began!
Thanks for reading! Till tomorrow!