I am a new recruit for the U.S. Coast Guard and I am very much looking forward to this opportunity to serve. I am currently 27 years old and after many years of not being ready due to personal family situations and my personal health and not being "ready" physically or mentally to join; I am finally at a stage in my life that I am ready, and if I don't do it now, I will not have the chance to do it and I don't want to regret not joining. I will be shipping off to boot camp on October 27th with massive support from my husband of 6 years, and my 5 year old daughter. We know it will be a big change and transition in our lives, but it will be a good one!
I have been looking forward to this for a long time and I'm proud of myself for making it this far and continuing my journey to serve in the coast guard!