I’m both hopeful and scared to death of what the future holds. I turned 26 a month ago and I am reaching the point of understanding the ramifications of my decisions. I can be quite impulsive and I have made some life-changing decisions simply on impulse. Joining the Army was mainly an impulsive decision albeit I had other reasons I decided to sign that contract as well. While there are days where I question certain decisions, I believe the Army has helped me grow as a person and given me an education college did not. However idealistic, I retain a hopeful feeling in regards to the future. Only time will tell what the future holds; however, in this precise moment, I believe good things are in store.