The end of an era.....

Trip Start May 30, 2006
Trip End Sep 05, 2006

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Flag of Canada  , Ontario,
Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Today is my last day in the CF! As of tomorrow, I'll officially be a civilian. To be honest, it feels a little anti-climatic. I've been waiting for this day for the last six months, and today feels like any other day. Although last night I did have terrible dreams about being re-called!

So after seven years in the CF, I'm heading in a very different direction. I was thinking last night about all the things that are going to change over the next two years. I think I'll end up missing a lot of major stuff in people's lives. But for any great adventure there's always a cost, right? Hopefully I won't miss too much major stuff - I'd be sad if I came back and all my friends and sisters were married to people I'd never met! :( I'm sure that won't be the case, but still.

So how do I feel being on the cusp of the rest of my life? Like I'm ready. Had you asked me that question six months ago, a panic attack likely would have ensued. But I've used my transition period wisely, and now I'm ready to take on massive change, little security and great adventure. Or at least that's what I tell myself!

Any regrets? No. I did everything I could to stay in the CF, and when that didn't work out, I took it as a sign that that's not where I belong, and moved on. Of course the transition wasn't always that smooth, but we'll gloss over the nasty little bits (thanks to friends who helped through those times! Mic & Pete especially).

And what will the future hold? I have no idea. A lot of travelling, possibly a PhD, and then maybe a return to Canada. However, at this point I'm keeping my options open and allowing myself to imagine the most increadible scenarios - hey, anything's possible right now!
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radsolv on

Pardon my ignorance but what does CF stand for? From talk of seven years in CF and now becoming a civilian again, sounds like military. Not RCMP. CAF i would guess is Canadian Air Force. Have you dropped the Royal CAF?
CF simply Canadian Forces??

jessica_cdn on

Re: CF
CF = Canadian Forces :)

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