Comment from: Aunt Bann [Visitor]
Aunt Bann

GOOD FOR YOU!!! Will that mean you can finally come to reunion on a fairly often basis??? (Of course, that includes Michelle, too – she IS FAMILY!!!)

05/29/15 @ 19:08
Comment from: Hinermad [Visitor]


It’s nice to know you’re appreciated, isn’t it? (grin)

I doubt anybody can truthfully say you haven’t given Uncle Sam his due. You’re partially right about careers; they can draw you in and shape you in their own image. But often the opposite happens: they fail to accommodate the natural changes in one’s personality that come with age, experience, and wisdom. Maybe you were once the square peg to the Air Force’s square hole, or maybe whatever your shape there was enough clearance to fit until now. Whatever. You’ve decided it’s time to move on, and that takes courage. More so than buckling down, working harder to fit in, and being miserable with fear until TPTB finally discard you anyway.

I can’t see you sitting still for that. You’ve got options and I know you’re not afraid to use them. I’m curious to see where you end up.


05/31/15 @ 11:25
Comment from: Peachy [Visitor]  

Been a persona non-gratis a few times during my AF career. Some of it was self-inflicted; at other times, ppl just seemed to have it out for me. You can’t please everyone always, and sometimes those ppl will be your leaders. Although it ain’t easy being the “whipping boy,” just do your best, keep your head down, and hold onto the bright future you’ve created for yourself.

09/14/15 @ 12:39
Comment from: diana [Member]

Thanks, Peachy. 130 days, 11 hours, and 48 minutes until I’m effectively retired.


When I wrote this post, I hadn’t done the math properly. Turns out, my last duty day should be 22 January 2016. Let’s hear it for working hard and never taking leave, huh?

Meanwhile, I’ve been spending a lot of time with various doctors trying to get some problems troubleshot (AND in my records, thank you), but my classes are going well and TPTB are mostly leaving me alone.


09/14/15 @ 13:13

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