September 20, 2017
Today was the last day of training. After three weeks of traveling all over California, we are finally headed home this weekend. Our mission, our race, is almost finished. Many of us have worked harder than we have our entire lives. Now its time to travel back, return our gear and get back to the other part of our lives. But, we’re not home yet! A hero of mine, Paul, talks about the importance of finishing well.
For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
Starting missions is always exciting. We move off to new places, explore new horizons, push ourselves to new limits. We all know the guys who sprint at the beginning of the PT test only to fail the run at the end. We usually get more attention at the start too. When we left on September 1st, the US Army, CA Guard and National Guard Bureau all posted and talked about us (FOX, ARMY, ). Families, friends, leadership all shared on social media about our heroic efforts. Now, three weeks after a job well done, we are in our last day in the field. This is always the hardest part. How many times have we started a project and lost the vision, energy or focus to finish? Let’s choose to be different. Remembering that our race, our fight, still needs to be finished.
Lets finish well.