Am I Doing All I Need to Do? Am I Being All I Need to Be?

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Dustin von Soosten OPR with Mrs. Burnett September 27, 2010 English B/D

“Am I doing all I need to do? Am I being the person I want to be?”

I have been having a hard time for a while now, fir many months I felt like I lost my purpose in life. Not being able to achieve my goals of becoming a United States Navy SEAL, I was in distraught, I had no direction anymore, lost is where I was. My GPS was taken from me, I could not find my way, for a while to believe that I was going to be a firefighter, or go into the Coast Guard. Those careers where just fumes, my determination could blow away with them easily, they give me peace. I no desire for any other career what so ever. Although, for months I had actually believed that it wasn’t in the cards for me to do what I had always wanted to do, that I was not destined to a US Navy SEAL. About two in a half to three weeks ago the fire inside me pretty dim, I had really felt like it burnt out for good. Then one afternoon at school during fourth block, that period is free for me, I heard from Mr. Hoffman that there is a fair going on in the library, I looked and there was nothing. Right after that college “sponsors” came around the corner, so I went in and the four branches of the US Military were already present. I saw the US Navy there, and immediately I had to check it out, I talked to both of the recruiters there and about how I wanted to be a US Navy SEAL, they were extremely interested. I also spoke about my girlfriend Jennifer Sanz to them and how she wants to be a Dentist, they were both married and gave in detail about life in Navy with spouses, and honestly it sounded pretty good. So Jennifer and I have been talking to each other since I went to about the Navy and would it be like for us if were married in the Navy. She doesn’t have too many problems with but she agrees now, and it is wonderful.…...

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