scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,423
Looking through all of my old pictures on my laptop I came across one dated April 16 2012 and suddenly I was lost in a train of memories It was a picture of me and my best friend Kelby Wheeler on the day she left our small hometown of Ashland Missouri for Fort Jackson South Carolina She had enlisted for the army in November and her departure date for basic training had finally arrived She had a small nervous smile on her face and her forehead was crinkled at the top between her eyes telling everyone looking at her that she wasnt ready to leave We had our arms wrapped around each other saying goodbye and the picture was caught at the perfect moment before we both fell into tears Her eyes looked dull and dark as if she knew she was about to go through some of the hardest times of her life She understood it was her duty and job to protect the United States and everyone residing but she wasnt sure she could handle that responsibility She knew it was going to take everything she had in her but it was a job she knew she could be completely dedicated to What she thought was just a career turned out to be so much more In basic training civilians are made into soldiers With 10 hours of training a day and roughly 6 hours of sleep a night the people typically dont even get time to think for themselves They are made to think train and act like a soldier and this is always what the public thinks of when they think of the term basic training But for the soldiers involved it was so much more than grueling exercise and sleepless nights It made Kelby feel like the tiniest person in the world but she thinks thats the point Kelby told me that the letters she received from home helped
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA