Today, I hit “the button” to retire from the Air Force. September 30, 2018 should be my last day on active duty. It is exciting and crazy scary to leave something after this long. I am extremely fearful of what is next; however, I do know millions have made this same transition over the past couple of centuries and they made it work. Governor Eric Greitens writes about this concept in his book, Resilience (a definite must read). He discusses how we forget others have gone through something very similar to us before and we can learn from them instead of being fearful of what may happen. I have opened dialogues with so many who have made this journey before and learning from them. We need to think about what could happen if we conquer that fear.