From the looks of it, things are getting harder now. As the end of the year approaches, the tasks seem to pile on and it becomes difficult, though entirely necessary, to slow down. What would make sense is to acknowledge, at this point, all that has been accomplished. In my first year in Battalion, I may be able to earn my SCWs and EXW qualification as well as stack some maintenance quals and equipment licenses. I am becoming more comfortable with the uncomfortable, advocating for myself and others. But the rest of the work, the growth and experience will take time and I need to remain patient.

Impatience with actions, patience with results. When your results haven’t arrived yet, celebrate the results of others. Be thankful for the blessing that it is to be a beginner, learning something new, empty with knowledge and experience, but full with possibility. Wherever you go, there is important work you can do. Don’t ever underestimate that fact, and you never back down from a task. Instead, charge forward with enthusiasm. I want to do the best job I can do, and I am going to give it my all. Afterall, that’s why I am here.

Last thing, understand that a little each day, goes a long way. And oftentimes, you won’t be able to tell the difference.

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