Imma Stressed Mess!

Please, blog, forgive me for this neglect.

On Saturday, I was put in a position of leadership: Platoon Guide. I am now responsible for 59 soldiers. 59 new soldiers who all think that they know everything and beyond. It is so very frustrating and it's taking up all of my free time. In fact, this is the first time I've gotten my lap top out since I was put in this position. Really, I should be folding my socks...I had my first opportunity in days yesterday to do laundry, but of course, I didn't have time to fold it.

On top of that, my wall locker is a disaster. I straightened it up over the weekend and it's a big old mess again! It's so hard to keep it neat when you only have enough time to toss your dirty PTs in the laundry bag, change, slick the hair, and run to formation. Being in a leadership position, I've been making a special effort to be extra early to formation...It's annoying and giving me far less time to do everything.

The food here is not nearly as good as it was in Ft. Sill, but I am allowed to have on of these Nutri-grain bars at a time in my room...They aren't really enough to hold me over until the next chow, but it's something. It more than I had in basic, that's for sure! I'm really growing to like these bars.

Unfortunately, this weekend I won't get the change to go and get some real food due to this little thing the Army likes to call, "mass punishment".  DEFAC all weekend :P

I don't know what it is about food and me, but my wold seems to revolve around chow time, so I think about food...all the time. It's only natural that it would appear in my first blog post in a century.

Well, It looks like it's about my bed time (2020...ha, never thought I'd see the day I would say that!) so, I'll leave you all with this.

I'm working really hard to look on the bright side. I've passed all of my tests with over 90% and I'm in the running for honor graduate. I'm working really hard and continually putting my best foot forward. Being the PG is very challenging and very rewarding at the same time. Hopefully it will get better with time, or maybe it will just give me a lot of experience on how to deal with people who want to do your job for you...

I'm Katie. I'm a 20-something Soldier & student taking each day one step at a time. Living through all the growing pains that come with becoming that person that I always wanted to be & finding that bright side in all of this Camo-Colored Chaos. You can get to know more about me here.

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Jen said...

Definitely sounds like you are busy but it also sounds like you are getting amazing opportunities. :)

Chelsee @ Southern Beauty Guide said...

Wow you are one busy woman! Congrats on your new position!

Kim said...

It's great to hear you're accomplishing so much! So happy for you! :)

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