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RockSteady85
12-15-07, 04:06 PM
Well, I am finally all good to go to boot on Monday. I went to MEPS today after staying in the hotel last night and I made weight and passed the inspect (which was wicked easy, might I add LOL), so I am actually going this time! I was supposed to go on 13 November, but a family member died a few days prior which had me extremely upset and stressed, so the Gunny at my RSS changed my ship date; then on 03 December I was told I was going to ship in two days! I was pretty sick them though, and they did not approve me to ship. So, my date was for 17 December, and well, I finally made it. I'm pretty excited and pretty nervous all at the same time, and I have been wanting this for years and years, so I am hoping that will keep me going despite the self-doubt I may have. Thank you everyone SO much for helping me out, being so supportive, giving and providing great information...everything. I know if I didn't make it here I would not be as confident as I am now, although I am not 100% confident either - I think everyone has those self-doubts when going into something like this. I am getting picked up to go to MEPS around 0300, and hopefully I will be coming back the weekend of 14 March with that EGA! :banana:

GySgtRet
12-15-07, 04:14 PM
If time permits and I doubt that it will try and take it one thing at a time at Parris Island. Things will start to go faster and faster and before you know it you will have that EGA.

When you return from Parris Island don't forget to update your profile so we can call you a Marine here on the forum

Good luck.

Buckeye
12-15-07, 04:30 PM
Congradulations......One step closer!!...If you want it bad enough,it'll happen!:thumbup:

drwilkinson
12-15-07, 04:31 PM
Well, I am finally all good to go to boot on Monday. I went to MEPS today after staying in the hotel last night and I made weight and passed the inspect (which was wicked easy, might I add LOL), so I am actually going this time! I was supposed to go on 13 November, but a family member died a few days prior which had me extremely upset and stressed, so the Gunny at my RSS changed my ship date; then on 03 December I was told I was going to ship in two days! I was pretty sick them though, and they did not approve me to ship. So, my date was for 17 December, and well, I finally made it. I'm pretty excited and pretty nervous all at the same time, and I have been wanting this for years and years, so I am hoping that will keep me going despite the self-doubt I may have. Thank you everyone SO much for helping me out, being so supportive, giving and providing great information...everything. I know if I didn't make it here I would not be as confident as I am now, although I am not 100% confident either - I think everyone has those self-doubts when going into something like this. I am getting picked up to go to MEPS around 0300, and hopefully I will be coming back the weekend of 14 March with that EGA! :banana:

I wish you the best of luck! I know you'll do just fine. It was great being able to talk to you this past week or so, hopefully I'll see you there! Remember, failure is not an option! Keep your head up and eyes straight!

Marine84
12-15-07, 05:16 PM
Good luck my future little Sister.

davblay
12-15-07, 05:17 PM
Tick----tick----tick.....another one is leaving the nest! Good luck and git- R - done! You will be fine. Pm me if you want Moto mail, if you haven't already gotten my adress. :marine:

Dave

Tiny90
12-15-07, 06:14 PM
Lucky! i have to wait till july, lol.

Good luck!

RockSteady85
12-15-07, 06:31 PM
I wish you the best of luck! I know you'll do just fine. It was great being able to talk to you this past week or so, hopefully I'll see you there! Remember, failure is not an option! Keep your head up and eyes straight!

Thanks girl, you too! I'm hoping I will do just fine, but I am going to give it my all and see where that takes me ;) It was awesome being able to chat and bond a bit with you over the past week too, and hopefully we will definitely see each other down there, and, if we are that lucky, get to be in the same platoon! I'll remember failure is not an option if you keep it in mind too, girl!

RockSteady85
12-15-07, 06:33 PM
Tick----tick----tick.....another one is leaving the nest! Good luck and git- R - done! You will be fine. Pm me if you want Moto mail, if you haven't already gotten my adress. :marine:

Dave

Thank you Corporal! Like I said, I am hoping I will be fine, but I am going to give it my all and see where that takes me ;) I already have your address in my address book all ready to go, and I will be writing you as son as I get the chance along with my parents and my recruiter. I could definitely use some moto mail no matter what! Thank you :)

Jdncowboy
12-15-07, 07:04 PM
Good Luck Holly! I know you've been waiting to leave for awhile now. And hopefully with things going to plan we'll both be back here on that same time in March with our EGA's.

RockSteady85
12-15-07, 07:22 PM
Good Luck Holly! I know you've been waiting to leave for awhile now. And hopefully with things going to plan we'll both be back here on that same time in March with our EGA's.

I know! It's been forever, both with trying to DEP in and just trying to ship out. I didn't think it was going to happen for a while, but I kept my faith and motivation and it has gotten me here :) That's right, you're shipping out Monday too, huh? Good luck man, and hopefully, like you said, barring any unforseen incidents, we'll both be back here the weekend of 14 March posting about getting our EGA and the graduation the Friday before :marine:

Hey, I just checked the weather down in Beaufort, SC down there, and it's supposed to be around 60 the first full day that I am there. That's a helluva lot better than the 19 degrees (and awaiting snow) it is here in Jersey LOL.

AMW
12-15-07, 10:58 PM
Good luck! At least you're going in the winter, I swear those of us hailing from the Yankee states would melt in the summer. Hope to see you back with that Eagle, Globe and Anchor!

Phantom Blooper
12-15-07, 11:09 PM
Good luck! Godspeed,fair winds and following seas! Wishing you the best! When you become a Marine come back and check in ! :evilgrin:

semperfiman
12-16-07, 12:02 AM
Good luck to you and bring that EGA back home to NJ and wear it proudly

JChebahtah
12-16-07, 02:49 AM
Good luck and stay motivated. Don't leave the island without that EGA!!!

kelley26
12-16-07, 03:20 AM
GAH... I'm so glad you get to leave now... FINALLY...:banana: ... I know you will do good... you will make me jealous (as well as more motovated too) when you come back a Marine ;)

yellowwing
12-16-07, 09:31 AM
Remember this, you've been through too much to go down there and quit!

Justin493
12-16-07, 10:27 AM
Kick ass Holly. You've set one hell of an example in the chats. I look forward to calling you Marine.

RockSteady85
12-16-07, 11:39 AM
Remember this, you've been through too much to go down there and quit!

Hahah I definitely have, more than most have when they were going through this I bet! Thank you for the encouragement and the motivation throughout it all :)

RockSteady85
12-16-07, 11:40 AM
Kick ass Holly. You've set one hell of an example in the chats. I look forward to calling you Marine.

I've tried to do my best on the chats :bunny: LOL. I look forward to hopefully being called "Marine"! And thank you to you too for all of the moto and encouragement you have provided - I greatly appreciate it :)

Yami Chasi
12-16-07, 12:59 PM
Good luck Holly, go get 'em! For a little while it was starting to look like you too were going to be a career poolee. Thank goodness you finally get to go, see you in three months!

RockSteady85
12-17-07, 03:19 AM
Well everyone, the time has come. I am about to leave, just waiting on the Corporal to get up here, which, oddly enough, he JUST pulled into the driveway. So, hopefully I will see you all later in 13 weeks with that EGA! Thank you ALL for your support! :)

drwilkinson
12-17-07, 10:01 AM
Well everyone, the time has come. I am about to leave, just waiting on the Corporal to get up here, which, oddly enough, he JUST pulled into the driveway. So, hopefully I will see you all later in 13 weeks with that EGA! Thank you ALL for your support! :)

Good luck hun! I'm thinking about you! Have a good one.