Having grown up military, been active duty myself and being married to a retired military cop, a LOT of people don’t quite understand how I deal with adversity and/or my humor. I always find that I am explaining things that I have no need to explain to my friends, husband, family.
My humor is quite dark and morbid. It is just something that if you read me you will have to get used to. I’m not changing. You can’t make me (whine whine whine).
Since I have been transplanted to where I reside now, a lot of the people that I meet in my daily life do not get me at all. I am sure that I come across as callous, rude and uninterested. I’ve attempted to rectify these things, but it has met with disaster.
I’m much more of a put my nose to the grindstone and get the job done kind of person. That is just the military in me.
I live by the 3 Core Values of the Air Force:
An Airman is a person of integrity, courage and conviction. They must be willing to control their impulses and exercise courage, honesty and accountability in order to do what is right even when no one is looking.
SERVICE BEFORE SELF
An Airman’s professional duties take precedence over personal desires. Every Airman is expected to have the discipline to follow rules, exhibit self-control and possess respect for the beliefs, authority and worth of others.
EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO
An Airman strives for continual improvement in self and service in order to propel the Air Force further and to achieve greater accomplishment and performance for themselves and their community.
These are the values that make me me. And I get it. I’m not everyone’s cup of tea. But here we are.