I never thought I'd say this, but part of me doesn't want to go to Italy. Several jobs are opening up here on base in the coming months, and I've entertained the thought of applying. There's something appealing about having a steady job and buying a house and developing some roots here in Utah. Even more appealing is never having to wear a gas mask ever again.
However, I know once I get to Italy, I'm going to fall in love with it and have the time of my life. My re-enlistment is Monday morning; and after that, there's no looking back.