How are those resolutions doing?

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  • By Col. Todd McCubbin
  • 934th Airlift Wing vice commander

We are one month into the New Year.  How are your New Year's resolutions? Mine? Well, let's just say I'm off to a mixed start.
As I do most years, I made a promise to address what Google says are the top two New Year's resolutions - eat healthier and exercise more. Those two resolutions are on my usual bumpy road. But I added a third resolution this year - to make more of an effort to enjoy my time at work. If you, like my daughters, are thinking,"that's the dumbest resolution I've heard," you are not alone.

It is very tough being a reservist. You are always balancing the triad of family, civilian job and the reserve. At least one weekend a month is taken up with the unit training assembly. But as we all know, there is so much more to being a reservist. The camaraderie we share is unmatched in any other job. Where else can you feel that sense of accomplishment that you get when you fly or fix a plane, mentor that young Airmen, accomplish that task and protect our way of life? That sense of protecting our country and our freedoms - you cannot get that sense of purpose anywhere else. It is something that we all share. We should all feel great pride in what we do.

So take a moment when you're at "work" next time. Take a moment to think about what you do and how significant it is to our country, our way of life, and the freedoms we enjoy, because of what we do. Look at the men and women around you with whom you serve. We have some of the best Airmen in the world right here in the 934th. I cannot think of a better way to "work."

As for the other two resolutions - I am still a work in progress.