Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Break?

Oh hi, blog readers!  I'm lounging on the couch right now, putting back far too many Peanut Butter Blossoms, and watching a Vince Vaughn/Kevin James b-movie.  It's been a long day, and it'll continue to be a long break.

I found out today that I'm orders for the entire week, and all of next week.  It's counting as part of my Annual Training (the two weeks out of the year that Reservists have to put in).  I wasn't expecting this, so it came as somewhat of a shock to me.  I expected to "help out" for a day or two, nothing more, especially with the budget issues.  

Positive Side
  • Active duty pay for my days at work - whoo hoo!
  • Finally getting onto the computer, into a really key program to do my job.  Being able to get some hands-on experience with the program, prior to the next UTA.
  • Being given study time for my CDC test next week.  I just need to make sure I carve out that time, and don't let myself get bogged down with my other tasks.
  • Getting CBTs (Computer Based Testing) done at the office, rather than at home on my own time, or during short UTAs.  I was exhausted just from watching them, and promptly came home and took a nap.  I didn't even finish, I have to go back for more tomorrow.
Negative Side
  • So much for sleeping in and lazing away throughout the break!  I'll still have my weekend, and the day after Christmas, but the rest of the days I'll be up early.
  • Guess I won't be running during the day, but it will put me in a position to hit the gym more often, if I get my stuff together. 
  • I need to make a list of stuff I intended to get accomplished during break, since I'm going to be limited to evenings and weekends now.
Overall, I am glad to have this opportunity, although it's taking some getting used to.  I know if I were active duty this would be my life, so I try to keep remembering that.  I'm fortunate to be able to serve our country, and I do so gladly!  

1 comment:

Taryn said...

Good for you for seeing the bright side; but I think in general? I'd be totally disappointed that the 2 weeks I thought I'd have off will be spent getting up at the crack of dawn.