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I've started to want to talk about the war more and more to my family, the people I work with, and the people I know, but it seems that most people don't want to hear anything about it. It makes them uncomfortable and, in the end, it makes me feel awkward. I know at some point that I should move on with my life, but that is much easier said than done. It has been about 9 years since I was still in Iraq and much of it is still constantly on my mind and my thoughts even though I'm far removed from any previous associations I have with the military and the people I knew at the time.
There is so much I want to say, but nobody I know seems to wants to listen which in the end just makes me feel even more isolated.
To quote one of my idols and favorite authors (Kurt Vonnegut): "So it goes."