what do I do now? I'm out.




 
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what do I do now? I'm out.
 
December 18th, 2013  
anaisbored
 

Topic: what do I do now? I'm out.


what do I do now? I'm out.
I'm out of the youth group/israeli military school I was in and on disability. Having been prepared my whole life for the military...what do I do now that I'm on disability and have no friends, no income, and no personality? On top of that..I'm not in Israel...I'm in Canada, so all my buddies from the school are god knows where.
December 20th, 2013  
MatthewAngel
 
 
I am really sorry to hear about that...
December 20th, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
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Originally Posted by anaisbored
I'm out of the youth group/israeli military school I was in and on disability. Having been prepared my whole life for the military...what do I do now that I'm on disability and have no friends, no income, and no personality? On top of that..I'm not in Israel...I'm in Canada, so all my buddies from the school are god knows where.
Well in short you suck it up figure out something else you want to do with your life and get on with it.

Much like yourself I joined the New Zealand Regular Force Cadets at 16, spent two years studying and training for an army career only to be involved in an automobile accident six months out of training and there is no doubt it is a giant kick in the nuts to suddenly find you can not continue with your career of choice but there is nothing to be gained sitting around feeling sorry for yourself.

I chose to go back to school get a degree and now I have a pretty good life what you choose to do is really up to you so have fun with it and good luck.

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what do I do now? I'm out.
December 20th, 2013  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I must admit I had major problems settling into civilian life after 5 years in the RAF, what I did do was join the Territorial Army and served 15 years. It was great fun, besides which I got paid for drill nights, weekends and two week camps, on top of that every year a bounty was paid out.
December 21st, 2013  
anaisbored
 
I don't feel sorry for myself...I'm just sad thinking about my life. It's a sad story. Nothing good came out of it. I can't help but cry.
December 21st, 2013  
anaisbored
 
And it wasn't my career of choice, it was the only school in the area.
December 21st, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
It is only sad if you let it be that way, set backs in life only hold you back if you let them.

At this stage it is all about mental fortitude you can not change what has been done so put it behind you and move forward, it is the only advice I can give you on the subject.
December 21st, 2013  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by anaisbored
I'm out of the youth group/israeli military school I was in and on disability. Having been prepared my whole life for the military...what do I do now that I'm on disability and have no friends, no income, and no personality? On top of that..I'm not in Israel...I'm in Canada, so all my buddies from the school are god knows where.

I agree with what Monty said, get yourself together. Be the soldier and overcome this setback. There are civilian jobs within the military as well, you can go for them, but that require a degree from a college or a university. If you tell your interests and what you are good at will help to suggest different kind of educations.

How did you end up in Canada? I have passed through Denmark and not remember it (damn those beer festivals in Germany) But suddenly be in a different continent?
December 21st, 2013  
anaisbored
 
my parents moved here because I have family here.
December 22nd, 2013  
I3BrigPvSk
 
 
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Originally Posted by anaisbored
my parents moved here because I have family here.
I see. You need to adjust to your new situation and overcome to not be able to be a soldier anymore. So, what are your interests besides the military? You will make new friends if you attend to a college or a university. What happened to you is not the end of the line, it is a new beginning. Use your determination you had to be a soldier to be something else and you will be fine.