I’ve said it again and again that I love being a soldier. It’s a fulfilling job and I wouldn’t exchange it for any other job. Even if my work requires that I’m always away from home and that my life is always on the line, I still think it’s the best job in the world. Not everyone has the opportunity to serve his country; and for that I am appreciative of this job.
A Carpenter by Heart
Before I became a soldier, I thought I would be a full time carpenter. It was what interested me when I was growing up; probably because my dad was a carpenter too. If this type of thing can be inherited, I would say that my carpentry skills are in my genes. In fact, a lot of the members of my family know their way with carpentry tools and basic home improvement stuff.
You know what I like most about carpentry? The power tools! Back at home I have a wide collection of power tools like a mechanical saw, power drill, and knife belt sander. All these things make working on any type of project easy and convenient so that I can get a lot of work done quickly. I even have complex tools like an angle grinder and circular saw, which are always needed when finishing difficult tasks.
Which is More Fulfilling?
Sometimes when I’m at the base and I have nothing to do, I think about my unfinished carpentry work at home. I was working on a table when I was called to report back to work, so I was never really able to finish it. If we had power tools here at our base, I probably would have done some carpentry projects here too.
If you’re going to ask me which is more fulfilling, being a soldier or being a carpenter, I would have to say both. Being a soldier is not only my job, it’s my life. As for being a carpenter, it’s also a part of my whole persona.
Are There Other Sides of Me?
Like most people, I have a lot of different sides. In this narration, I am only telling you about my carpenter side, which I am very proud of as not everyone has carpentry skills. I just thought that people would find it interesting that a soldier can have skills and talents on other aspects of life too.
I actually consider myself a multifaceted man. And if you visit my blog often enough, you will find other aspects of me that are just as interesting as being a soldier and a carpenter.
I Miss My Power Tools
Right now, I would only admit to being carpenter during my spare time at home. Sometimes I even dream of my power tools. Just the other night there was a part in my dream when I was cutting a piece of wood with my circular saw. And one time, I was using my Makita angle grinder for finishing a wooden cabinet. I know it’s weird, but it happens to me all the time.
Well, here’s another admission. When I’m home, I miss my base camp and my dreams always included my comrades and my guns. I think it’s only normal for these things to show up in dreams because as they said, the usual things we do are always embedded in our subconscious minds.
That’s all for now. This is your soldier and carpenter signing off temporarily.