While I won’t claim to be “The Most Interesting Man In The World” like the guy from the Dos Equis commercials, I like to think I’ve lived a pretty abnormal life up to this point. Born on the sunny shores of CA as the member of a Navy family, I moved ten times before settling in northeast FL for high school where I played a lot of sports and wasted a lot of time at the beach. During those transitions, I was fortunate enough to live in Hawaii and Australia, among other places, as well as travel to a dozen and a half different countries.
After high school, I embarked on an Odyssey-esque academic journey, majoring Pre-Vet at Florida State University for a year, waiting tables one summer, going to community college for a semester, being a slacker for the next, enlisting in the Navy for a couple years, and subsequently being accepted to and graduating from the Naval Academy. In the span of eight years (Van Wilder would be proud), I went from starting at a party school to ending at a prison school (I like to think of it as taking the scenic route).
Though I was torn between picking the path of a pilot (playing beach volleyball in short shorts like Tom Cruise in Top Gun and being guaranteed eight hours of sleep a night) and a submariner (being stuck underwater for extended periods of time and getting much less than eight hours of sleep a night), I chose the latter due to a shorter commitment, familiarity, and the schooling associated with it.
After having spent about two years in the submarine community, I'm transferring to the supply corps community. Since the latter isn't as easy to deduce purpose-wise as "submarine community," I think the most concise way to describe it is that you can earn a technical/engineering Masters being in subs, while you can earn an MBA with the supply corps (so it's more logistics/management/business based).
After my initial commitment, I’ll either stay in the Navy or get out and go for a Masters of Engineering Management with the submarine schooling I've received, get a government contracting job with the experience I'll acquire in the supply corps, pursue the veterinarian dream with the money I’ve saved, get a computer nerd job with the IT degree I have now, or work at a nuclear power plant like Homer Simpson. Who knows.