Ever since leaving the gas station that got me into conceal carry, I feel lost and stuck. It was my 2nd home, and it may of not of paid well, but it gave me purpose, I met all kinds of people and seen the different walks of life.
My old manager who I really liked is getting her store back and I’d love to go, but I make too much money to go back.
I need firearm training, especially with a rifle. I want to be safe and secure, carry a gun at my job.
Which leaves me hanging with a thought, the National Guard. But I’d have to go through basic training and show up to a new job. I want to go to border patrol or something.
My coworker tell me to join now, and my employer legally has to pay me while I’m away, and I’m not so sure that is the case, why would my employer need to pay me for hours I didn’t work? Legally they have to hold my job for me.
But then you have the thought of getting deployed, go overseas help civilians and people learn how to live in a civil society, teach them how to defend themselves and their country….
Or end up getting attacked at a US embassy, get caught in a never ending gun battle like Blackhawk down,
I don’t want to serve my government, but my country. The age limit is 35. I’m 26, I have less then 9 years to join and face at least 2 deployments, then I can stay in the National guard and possibly retire.
But what happens to my life now while I go to basic? Do I keep my apartment? What about all my stuff? What’s the next step? Is it something I would want to do and not look back, and not regret?
My parents are getting old and their health is rapidly declining, what if they go while I’m away?
I know they wouldn’t approve of me going in.
It was not a thought at 18 as I never shot a gun when I was 18.
I’m just heavily considering and I have a desire to be there because it’ll teach me all the survival skills I need to learn. But I know a lot of people who went in and couldn’t make it.