Twenty Years Of Reflection — Was It Worth It?

Thoughts from a combat veteran who has lived through it all.

At seventeen years old, I had no goals, guidance, or plan. I felt like a failure because I spent most of my teenage years doing drugs and drinking. I should have asked for help. I should have tried harder and taken my life more seriously. But that’s not how it happened, and I’m not sure I’d be who I am today without those…