For the first time in over 3 years I was in an real actual Army formation. It was for a dinky little 1 credit pt class, but at the same time, it was so good to return to familiar ground. Old habits came back and if there was frustration that the gentleman leading it was perhaps a little slow on the uptake, and the civilians in the class were clueless, it was all mitigated by the fact that I was, in some small way a part of the Green (though for some reason we don't wear Green anymore) Machine once again.
This re-affirmed my desire to join the NG, and to make sure I become an officer. I am going to have it all. Even if the road to get back in is longer than I anticipated.