I met Lenore a fews ago via a shared military women's organization. She was, and remains, lively and vibrant. She had this insanely optimistic view on life and it was infectious. Lenore is a breast cancer survivor. In her illness she was more positive and uplifting to others than ever. She is an amazing and inspirational spirit, and I am lucky to know her.
I served in the United States Air Force for 22 years. I never wanted to do anything but join the Air Force. I spent most of my time overseas and I chose to take the more challenging positions. I enjoyed every moment of my time and I know this was the best decision I ever made in my life.
When I was stationed in Belgium I was the NCOIC of an International Mail room. I had several men from different countries on NATO whom I supervised. Many of them never were supervised by a woman much less a black woman. I took it upon myself to learn small words and phrases in their language to bridge the gap.
I want to begin working in a civic position. I want to be the change I want to see. With the state of our world the way it is I want to be more involved and hands on.
The best advice I received was to do what you know is right. Then you won't have to waste time thinking about if it was right.
I would start early trying to figure out what it is you really want to do. Then I would ensure I was headed in that direction. Get all the assistance the military has to offer.