So I'm headed back on duty Saturday. Haven't worn boots in nearly six months and had to find a seamstress who would hem pants and sew on new rank in less than 48 hours.
But it's about time. I generally get restless and ready for action at the five-month mark.
Ten years of active duty and I never thought I would become a Reservist. After becoming a Reservist, I never thought I'd enjoy all the time.
The time off has given me so much more time for my family and other interests - like writing - and discovering what is truly important to me. I love my career and I love my family. There can be a balance and I'm determined to find it.