The Unforgiving Minute
― Craig M. Mullaney, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education
I started reading the Unforgiving Minute by Craig M. Mullaney, and I just got to the half way section where they start showing the pictures, or the part where he trains his new unit preparing for war. It got my thinking about my future. I was very close into joining the army and I even had a physical and took a ASVAP test to join, but because of time restraints for my acceptance of university of Kentucky I couldn’t do it. Or it could be that I was to scared of what the army held for me and that I took this chance to escape from a future that was totally unknown to me.
So far in the book, Craig seems to have a life filled with exciting (and some not so exciting) challenges for him to conquer. Me sitting at home isn’t really the life of adventure and novelty I had in mind when I was a kid, and so I’m thinking “Did I make the right decision?” “Was the life I gave up the life for me?”. Craig talks about how he made some incredible friends along the way all the while sharpening his mind and his body and eventually meeting the girl of his dream and his future (Dam picture spoilers…). And it got me thinking so much that I even created a tumblr because I didn’t have a notebook or a journal (hence the name) at 7PM with no rest so far.
I can only hope and pray that I made the right choice and that I’ll meet sucess on my path for a business major instead of an Combat Photographer.