Most of the 3 people that still read my blog know of my adoration of Team Rubicon. My friends of Facebook grew tired of my constant posting about TR about 3 years ago (I don't care - use the block feature. If I bother you that much, the 'unfriend' button is just below the cover photo.) and I keep telling TR that they really need to offer a cheerleader outfit in their store because I really need one. I've written several times over the past few years about TR: HERE, HERE, and (heartbreakingly) HERE. And then there are the videos. I could watch them over and over and over. I want to give Harry a giant hug.
Two years ago, tornadoes swept through Moore, Oklahoma and I was *this* close to joining TR and going. But I didn't have my pre-deployment training done. Then we moved to Korea so I tabled the idea yet again. But now that we're back, it was time to get my head out of my dark, stinky place and get my training done.
So I did.
I am now what my daughter calls a "deployable asset". Ha. She has a way with words.
Not sure how much of an asset I will be but I'll do my best. I signed up for some pre-deployment training that's taking place live and in-person up north in just a few weeks and I'm...incredibly nervous. I know no one. I have no idea what skills I have to offer, if any. But I'm willing and I believe in TR's mission and purpose with all of my heart.
So I'm going. I will get to learn hands-on damage assessment tactics, help out with a service project, and see how TR operates on the ground. To say I can't wait would be an understatement. I'm hoping the butterflies go away soon - they are annoying.