This is day I’ve been waiting for. This is the day I’ll start my first deployment. We’ve done lots to prepare for this and I can only hope it all pays off. The training, the troubleshooting, the lost sleep all come down to this.
I have to admit, I have some jitters about the whole thing. It doesn’t mean it won’t be a good time. I’m sure I won’t have those jitters when we get to our first liberty port and are blowing off some steam in the fresh air.
I don’t want to leave Hawaii. I mean, it’s gorgeous here. I don’t want to leave my friends either. At least I know I’ll be back. I’m sorry if I didn’t get to say goodbye. I tried, but time was short. We’ll catch up when I get back this summer.
If you want to catch me underway, here’s my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a good spring and I’ll see you this summer.