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.
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.