Thursday, June 6, 2013

I'm sorry Home Depot

Actually I'm not..

I got a part time job working at Home Depot while I am going to school.  Every time I snag a new job there is always a learning curve. 
Marine Corps boot camp (BIG ASS LEARNING CURVE)
Vending Machine Route Driver (Not bad for my first time dealing with civilians)
Home Depot Plumbing Associate (The only thing I know about plumbing is how to flush a toilet)
At work while dealing with customers, I found myself apologizing for being out of parts or not being a plumbing master.  I caught myself and realized that it is not my fault and I don’t have to be sorry for anything. 
It is what it is and that’s all it will ever be.  Nothing good, nothing bad, nothing lost, and nothing gained.
Everyday I learn something new about myself, people, life, and success.  I’m happy where I am and finally consider myself successful after transitioning out of the Marine Corps and into civilian life after 12 years.
I have questioned my moves a lot over the past few years.  I’m not writing this to brag or boast, but in hopes that this inspires someone to go after their dreams.
I have left the Marines after 12 years at the rank of Staff Sergeant.  I have got a major divorce and am working on repairing a relationship with 4 kids across the country.  I have been flat broke a number of times.  I have lost everything 3 times over and am rebuilding a fourth time.
All at the ripe old age of 32. 
The point is, it is never over and you don’t have to be sorry for anything.

-Robert Fraser-