Sometimes Things Don't Workout According To Plan
Life just keeps happening, even when we’d like to slow it down. I think a wise person somewhere said that what happens to us isn’t as important as what we do next. What we can do next (take note that I said “we”) is turn to one of our teams. In a another post I mentioned friends and family but now the team members I mean are fellow Veterans. I don’t believe that a stronger more united group can be found anyplace on earth.
Former members of the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps are trained to support their brothers and sisters even after you return to a civilian world. Now for the rest of your life, you’re part of an elite brotherhood. Identifying yourself as an old soldier almost automatically inspires other Vets to extend a hand if they can so you are not alone.
My next recommendation is to be prepared and willing to step outside your comfort zone. Do what you can do until you can do what you want to do. Trust and believe that hundreds of opportunities are available with the assistance other former military members willing to help. Don’t be too quick to refuse a kind offer that might come your way from other Veterans.
Your light at the end of the tunnel might just be your train headed to someplace you would’ve never considered. If you need a place to live, the Veterans Administration has resources for you. If you’re sick, disabled, homeless, unemployed, suicidal or just lonely there is help available.