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Im nervous about Joining up!

#1
Hey, I'm really excited about Joining up...I told my SGT it's the best decision I have made for a long time, trouble is, I am really nervous too!
When I go in to my careers office it's ok again, it's just the other night, seeing on the news IEDs and soldiers talking about seeing other soldiers jaws blown off....It just gets to me, but I'm still going through with it....

XCatX :oops: :?
 
#3
catherine_r said:
Hey, I'm really excited about Joining up...I told my SGT it's the best decision I have made for a long time, trouble is, I am really nervous too!
When I go in to my careers office it's ok again, it's just the other night, seeing on the news IEDs and soldiers talking about seeing other soldiers jaws blown off....It just gets to me, but I'm still going through with it....

XCatX :oops: :?
Don't be, you'll be fine.
 
#7
Anything that is challenging will make you nervous.

Look at it this way: you aren't the first, you certainly won't be the last.

If you are serious about it, you'll hack it - and if you are serious about it, your instructors will help you to hack it (even if some of the help doesn't feel very "sympatico" at the time :wink: )

Nervousness is A Good Thing: it will keep you alert

Most important rule: however bad it gets - it is only fear. Don't give in to it.
 
#11
Posh_91 said:
catherine_r said:
specle said:
That kinda thing is one of my reasons for joining. i feel i have to help.
You know what....me too....I so want to help and get involved....Terrorism is our new evil of today....
What job are you joining to do?
I was looking at Driver/Communications specialist in the RLC.....
I will have a look at the AGC also....

XCatX
 
#12
I was pretty nervous when I tipped upto Pirbright, it all goes out the window when training starts though. No time!
I was nervous then, my first tour is sometime at the end of the year. Im foaming at the mouth to go.
 
#13
Of course you'll be nervous, you'l feel nervous going to the careers officer, nervous signing the papers, nervous starting training and so on. But one thing I can say, you'll look back on it all when you've got through it and realise it was all worth it and how much you've changed for the better since day one.
 
#14
I went to the career office for the first time today, I was so nervous and I never get nervous at interviews!
What stage are you in your application catherine_r?
I got my BARB next thurs can't wait!
 
#18
stacker1 said:
catherine_r said:
I was looking at Driver/Communications specialist in the RLC.....
I will have a look at the AGC also....

XCatX
I thought you wanted to be the next GI Jane?
http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=146100.html
What made you change your mind?
I would love it if women could be able to work in The Infantry and RAC. However I am not stupid enough to think that it will happen...I have to be realistic!

I made my point and I will leave it at that....I just want to make the right choice. I have it down to about 3 now.....

I will look at the AGC too

XCatX
 
#20
catherine_r said:
Hey, I'm really excited about Joining up...I told my SGT it's the best decision I have made for a long time, trouble is, I am really nervous too!
When I go in to my careers office it's ok again, it's just the other night, seeing on the news IEDs and soldiers talking about seeing other soldiers jaws blown off....It just gets to me, but I'm still going through with it....

XCatX :oops: :?
Do it.

You could stay at home and see your best mates head flattened by a bus.

Thinking about what might happen is t0ss, thinking about what will happen by joining is far more pleasant.

For a start, as a bird in the mob, you'll get 10 to the power of infinity more attention from the Neanderthals amongst us than you ever did on civvy strasse

And on the serious side, you could stay as a civvy and know that you are one of the majority that watches it on the news, or be one of the few that actually is part of the news.

And in later life, you'll get to spout rhetorical bullsh1t with the firm knowledge that you are allowed to.
 

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