Well, I posted a quick blog this morning as my first blog on AR, telling about my story as a brand new agent, first day on the job, and getting called back to active duty that very day. I have had several people comment that they would like to see a routine blog about what it is like over here so here I am, ready to talk about the experience.
First I will tell a little about myself. I originally enlisted in 1999 as a Cavalry Scout into the Army Reserves. I have spent most of my career as a Cavalry Scout instructor at Fort Knox, Ky. I served one tour in 04-05 as a foreign army advisor to the Iraqi Army. I lived, ate, slept, and worked day in and day out with the Iraqi's hardly ever even seeing other Americans. Despite the conditions I really enjoyed the mission, and grew to respect my Iraqi counterparts. Since then I came back and switched to Civil Affairs in hopes of getting to work with the Iraqi's again.
On the civilian side (again I am a reservist) I began working as an EMT-Baisc at several ambulance services and I graduated paramedic school. Now anyone who is familiar with EMS knows that the pay and the hours suck!!! My wife (at the time my fiance') was sick of never seeing me so I decieded to move to big Knoxville, TN. Once here I started working as a counselor at the Tennessee School for the Deaf until I could find something that I enjoy. Finally I stumbelled upon Real Estate. Several people told me that I would be really good at this line of work becuase I have good work ethics and love working with people.
And lastly as I mentioned in the other blog, I spent 5 months taking the classes and precepting at my job when I was finally released to become a fully licensed Realtor®. As my luck usually works, my very first day, at the end of what had promised to be a very good day, the Army called telling me that I was being activated to Iraq, and to report in less than two weeks. So much for my great start.
So here starts the blog . . .I will continue tomorrow.