Skip to main content



Chapter 41: 15th Anniversary of stepping on those horrid yellow footprints

On November 18, 1996, I began a journey of a lifetime: the journey of becoming a United States Marine.   Just two days shy of my 19 th birthday, I boarded a bus with a group of other ladies who were on the same journey as myself. Once we passed through the front gate of Parris Island, South Carolina, any doubt that I had in my mind had escaped. I closed my eyes, said a quick prayer, took a deep breath, and soaked in my last few moments of freedom. Once the bus stopped, fear set in. Not knowing what was around the corner was a mystery that I was about to be revealed to me.   This was my first time away from home; I had no family, no friends, no acquaintances and no place to call home, except an old squad bay where I slept on an old, metal rack with stains all over the mattress.   My fear started to go away once I realized that there were about 60 other ladies who most likely felt the same way I did. November 18 was the day that I found my new family – the roots of my M

Latest Posts

Chapter 40: Stick Shift

Chapter 39: Straight Clubbin'

Chapter 38: Flying in a PHROG

Chapter 37: Harassment

Chapter 36: Man, I wish I knew how to spit shine boots

Chapter 35: One mile, no sweat, Two miles, better yet, Three miles, oh no, Four miles, Ah hell, just shoot me


Chapter 34: All good things come to an end...again

Chapter 33: Murphy, you suck

Chapter 32: Mommymarinehood