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I'm not going to tell you that I want this life again.

I'm not going to tell you I miss it.

I'm not going to tell you I feel proud.

I'm not going to tell you it made me the woman I am today.

I'm going to tell you it made me work through layers of pain.

I'm going to tell you it made me lose myself.

I'm going to tell you it made me understand the dark places of human existence.

I'm going to tell you I see you.

I'm going to tell you I see you as a person before I see the uniform.

I'm going to tell you that I'll always try to see this first. 

Soldier. Woman. War.

Alison BaskervilleComment