A few nights ago, after a conversation revolving around Top Gun and my husband's former teenage desire to be Maverick, I had a dream that I was a pilot in the air force. (I realize that Maverick was in the Navy, but the idea of being stuck on a ship when not i a plane doesn't really excite me.) Although I think it would be awesome to be able to fly fighter jets and take down the enemy in the air, I know it would never happen. I wouldn't even make it through the first day of basic training. As soon as the drill sergeant told me to do pushups, I would probably burst into tears and run and hide.
However, even though it will never happen, I sometimes think about what it would be like if I were in the military. I like to think about what my job would be. I graduated from college in Health Science emphasizing in Public Health. My favorite professor was a former active air force public health officer. His job was to check out the area of a potential FOB and make sure there were water sources nearby. He would also teach disease prevention and monitor sanitation among many other things. I think if I were in the military, that would be my thing. I would love that job.
Have you ever thought about what you would want your job to be if you were in the military?
Have you ever seriously considered joining?