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Marine Corps Reflective Essay

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The topic that I chose for the descriptive essay was one that changed the fabric of who I am and gave me an opportunity at a new life. My enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and successful completion of basic training allowed for me to start my life over and gave me a chance to succeed. I had made some very poor decisions during my high school years and was headed down a very destructive path. Joining the Marine Corps was critical, in my eyes, to allow myself to correct my path and forge a new and better one. Successfully completing boot camp helped me change the way I thought, dressed, and behaved. The new opportunities that I provided were not squandered, I embraced the changes that were forged into me and reinvented myself
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