Oath of Service

 Photo at Crystal Reservoir on the way up Pikes Peak. 29 June 2016

Photo at Crystal Reservoir on the way up Pikes Peak. 29 June 2016

Today I did an Oath of Service for the third time in my life. It’s fascinating to reflect on the differences of how each of them felt. The first time was when I enlisted to serve my country as a U.S. Army Musician. The second time was as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2016 serving at Naropa University to start building Veteran services (outside of a VA certifying official for veteran benefits). This third time was again with AmeriCorps at the same location.

Now that a couple others have served at Naropa since my first time, I’ll have a clear direction going into this new year of service.

I plan to work on clarity with my personal goals during this year, in addition to work goals.

A sweet note about having my Oath of Service be today is that, on this day, in 2002 I graduated from the former Armed Forces School of Music, which was on a Navy base in Little Creek, Virginia (each branch now has their own musical training element).