Tomorrow is my last day. After having my notice in for a few months now, I will be released back into the regular world after 17 years in the Army. I am feeling mainly relieved, then excited, and a little apprehensive.
My send off is tomorrow afternoon, and my Sergeant Major wants me to give a spiel to the junior soldiers about what it means to commit to the Army for 17 years, as he believes it is something that means something or something. I don't bloody know. I just want to fade away, because in the end it does feel quite meaningless to me. I am not one to give sermons, just let me throw out a few jokes or so, such as there is a zimmer frame out there with my name on it somewhere. I honestly feel like I am reclaiming more from life by getting out than I did when I was in.
If there is still a Villa Park this season, my plan is to make the pilgrimage now that I have the time and freedom. I would need help from fellow VTers in helping with the logistics, such as how to get tickets, otherwise I have no idea. But this another story for another thread later.
The company I am angling to join actually offers positions in the UK. Who knows? I find this optimistic wondering of what could happen quite exciting. It feels like my life truly begins at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.