Coming home from war is not easy. Nor is the adjustment to civilian life after serving your obligatory eight years (and reenlistment). You’ve probably noticed that things have changed. That’s quite common. But so have you. It will be some time before you truly relax back into the civilian lifestyle. Don’t worry if you find yourself still reacting with a military stance, or calling people ma’am and sir. Some may think it’s cute, respectful. And some will think other things. But in time, you will come into the doldrums of living everyday on your own time.
We all experience transitional woes and that’s what concerns me. The military focuses so much on fashioning us to be hardcore soldiers that they forget to “decompress” us before exiting into the real world.
You are not alone. Here you can express yourself freely and share how civilian life has been for you. Also you can sound off on favorite good and worse moments in service. Thank you once again and love to hear from you.