Hi fellas!

I'm new to AoM and really wish I would have found this site years ago.

Any how I'm 26 and in the Military. Long story short I just broke up with my live in girlfriend of 3 years; and not to get into the sob stories, but I don't know what to do with my new found free time with out thinking about what could have been blah, blah, blah. I work out  and regularly read anyhow (Vince Flynn and Raymond Chandler) so I have that covered.

But other than 'bar scenes', I was hoping I could get a few recommendations of some regular activities I could do to get the ole self esteem up and get out and meet new people and become a better man. Physical or nonphysical, any ideas would be much appreciated. 

Thanks gentlemen!

Views: 343

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Haven't started but here might be a good place to start. Day 3,17,20 also 9 if you can handle that.

Looks great, I hadn't seen this yet. I'll be going the whole thing. Thanks Brian!

A good way to meet new people would be going to a meetup in your area, if there are any that interest you.

In my area, there's a walking group, a social film group, a theatre group, a running group, various technology related groups, and many more. If my area's anything to go by, there should be a good range of groups to join, so there should be something there for you in your area. If there isn't, you could always start a group.

Geocaching.......you can do it anywhere you might det to or be stationed at. The only real buy in is a GPS.

College...go to school...go to school.

I would suggests sports like maybe an inter-mural league (Rugby, Hockey, Football, Soccer) or like pick up basketball. You could also consider getting involved in Martial arts aka (BJJ, Judo, Sambo, Kickboxing). Further, maybe take classes like cooking, foreign languages or calligraphy. Good Luck :)

While not in the same boat as you, I was stationed in Germany, fairly fat by army standards, broken and frankly tired of being so. So when I got orders, and was stationed here at Fort Campbell, I found a Rugby club to play with. 

One of the best things about rugby, aside from the additional exercise, is the camaraderie of nearly everyone on the team. Ruggers tend to be willing to give you the shirt right off his back if you need it. It's one of the most violent sports out there, but definitely, in my opinion, one of the most rewarding as well.

RSS

Latest Activity

Nick the Clever replied to O'Neal's discussion Absolutely FRUSTRATED.
"Try to start your own business, work part time as a waiter or bartender. I make $30 an hour waiting tables (including tips) "
2 hours ago
Nick the Clever replied to VH's discussion What's your workout?
"I have 2 different workouts Workout A: Squats 5 x 5  Deadlifts 1 x 5 Barbell rows 5 x 5 Workout B: Squats 5 x 5 Bench Press 5 x 5 Overhead Press 5 x 5 I add a few lifts here and there to assure I hit every muscle group, but those basic lifts…"
2 hours ago
Abhishek Shah joined Shaun Daws's group
Thumbnail

Philosophers

An open forum for discussion of the big questions.
3 hours ago
Paul joined Ryan Scott's group
Thumbnail

Fountain Pens

“My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.”-Graham GreeneThis group is for those who love fountain pens.See More
3 hours ago
i.am.will replied to VH's discussion What's your workout?
"I've tried a bunch of things over the years, but I'm happy with what I'm doing now.  Doesn't require a gym or much equipment if any.  Based on the book You Are Your Own Gym by Mark Lauren.  I follow the app.…"
3 hours ago
Steve Dallas replied to Farris's discussion Business casual laptop bag
"Confused why the backpack isn't professional enough, esp for a business casual environment. I can understand if you prefer one over the other, but unless you are in a suit every day and going to court, I wouldn't bother with such a…"
5 hours ago
Jack Bauer replied to Farris's discussion Business casual laptop bag
"What's your hangup with it?  Looks like a fine briefcase.  The low price would concern me about the quality ... but it's marked down from $499.  And, the reviews look really strong. JB"
5 hours ago
Farris posted a discussion

Business casual laptop bag

After an evening of searching, it looks like this topic hasn't been covered in a few years and most of the links from those threads are dead. So, I'd appreciate some input on this topic.I've been rocking the black laptop backpack for the past several years and figured that it was time to upgrade to something a little more professional.The criteria that I have are:1. Within the range of $200 or less2. Preferably brown leather (real leather, not the cheap PU stuff)3. Will hold a roughly 15"…See More
5 hours ago

© 2015   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service