So, you’ve said goodbye to all of your friends, turned in your gear, and have that ever-so-valuable DD-214 in hand. You’re no longer a soldier, and you are now living in post-military deployment world. You’ve had that uniform, lived that disciplined life, been deployed to who-knows-where, and seen things most people can’t even imagine. You’ve been a part of something bigger than yourself, something grand, something that truly matters.
And now, just like that, it’s over. You’ve returned home, and things are different. It’s like walking into a familiar room where somebody rearranged all of the furniture. Still, everything seems so normal. Too normal. Where is the chaos?
But it’s okay – it’s just a new mission, challenge, and adaptation. Just like you learned how to be a soldier, now it’s time to learn how to be a civilian again.