Kirsten Baker is an Army wife, a mom, and a writer, and editor. She commissioned as an active-duty Army officer in 2010, after receiving her bachelor's of English from the College of William and Mary. She spent four years as a military intelligence officer with the 101st Airborne Division, including a nine-month tour of duty to Khost Province, Afghanistan. Now a work-from-home-mom, Baker writes and edits creative non-fiction from wherever the Army sends her family.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
It’s 05:45 on a Monday morning. You’re in your car on your way to physical training formation, sitting in a mile-long line, creeping ever closer to the gate. Most of your fellow sitters-in-traffic are probably thinking about the day ahead of them: the emails they need to respond to, the training plans they have yet to submit. At least, that’s what you used to think about.