Deployment Diaries: What is a Deployment Like?

Deployment is… a whole mess of emotions that I don’t even have a word for. It was like going through puberty, it was like I was dating a ghost, the beginning, middle and end all had totally different vibes to them.

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It has come to my attention that some have been copying some of my own content and pasting it into their own posts. Please DO NOT do this. Everything I have created takes a lot of time and my own effort. If you would like to use something of mine (photos, content, disclaimers, graphics, etc.) you can simply just ask and I will most likely be 100% okay with it.

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