With the end of my Navy career coming to a close in T-minus, oh, 4 days or so, but who’s counting?!, I jumped off the deep end by deciding to “make some big moves” as those young people say. I’m not old. Yet. I’d be lying if I said the thought of wearing those uniforms again wasn’t enough to make me cringe. Now I have a closet full of gear I don’t necessarily have to keep in waiting for a call to action. Recently someone told me it was now acceptable to stop taking care of myself, working to stay in shape, and refraining from anything that could land me a few steps in front of the UCMJ. I laughed good-naturedly, but tuned out the rest of the conversation because it felt beyond short-sighted and, frankly, was offensive. I’ve known many who subscribe to this way of thinking, but it won’t be me.
Privacy is ingrained in me. Never will I willingly disclose enough to be dangerous, but I’ve come to realize I typically live in fear of what could happen. And now I’m saying enough. If I want my blog to grow, then I have to take some risks. Risk management is kind of my thing.
So as I set the privacy icon to public and changed a few things to promote status, a little thrill and some happy feelings embarked upon me. But I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard to press complete. What’s the worse that could happen?! A stalker, a weird knock at the door? Good news! Been there, done that.
Now we wait! And reorganize my closet space.
I ask you –
Are you a risk taker or do you consider yourself more conservative?
Tell me your blog-growing ideas!
5 thoughts on “Movin’ On Up + End of an Era”
Hey Ms Dangerous, the easiest way to grow your blog is to go out and subscribe to similar blogs or blogs that are part of your hobbies. With luck they follow back…
You’re right! And I feel bad because I haven’t made this a priority. Thank you for reminding me!
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Congratulations shipmate! I retired from the Navy in 2019. Loved my time in but glad to be retired.
Is your Information Dominance Warfare pin in the right place?
Funny story: I received my IW and EoT at the same time. So I don’t believe you’re looking at the IW. I believe that’s my Surface Warfare pin instead.