I medically retired from active duty in 2018. I was completely unprepared for the environment I was about to enter and the circumstances in which I was going through. Divorce, bankruptcy, homelessness, and depression were among the many I endured at once. I was fortunate to survive all of that but even more fortunate to be accepted into The Honor Foundation’s Eglin Cohort in the Fall of 2022. This program helped remind me that I am capable of anything I desire to do and showed me the path to discovering my strengths, weaknesses, preferred roles in the civilian workforce and, most of all, to be able to articulate all of these things in a way that matters to a civilian employer. I am eternally grateful for this opportunity and want to thank every member of The Honor Foundation for their dedication to this mission!