Leaving the military is a very strange experience.
Finding a job, insurance, and a place to live on your own is all new for many of us, but once that gets settled, military transition is still just plain weird.
In the military, you have purpose. It’s built into the job. There’s a mission to perform and standards to meet. If you’re like me, you looked at your civilian friends’ pursuit of a purpose and are incredibly grateful that you at least had one. One that you griped about and found intrusive, but you had it nonetheless.
Once you begin your military transition, that sense of purpose vanishes.
You are suddenly left adrift just like everyone else who’s trying to figure out a reason to do things. Why make yourself get up and workout? Why push yourself in your job?