With the BAM I didn’t only finish a training but I also arrived to the end of my first year. Probably those were my quickest 12 months in my life. I don’t want to come back to all of the things I went through in this chapter but rather answer 3 questions you asked me in your e-mails or Instagram message.
Do you regret your choice?
Not at all. Joining the French Foreign Legion was one of the best decisions of my life. I didn’t became a millionaire or something but I found an interesting way at the beginning of my adulthood I like and want to follow for a while at least. I met people from all around the world and I learned a new language I would definitely not do by myself. These two things made me richer than if I had gone to a university to study some random stuff.
I also like the fact, that sport has an important part in my life. If I had a “normal” working place, I’d be probably in a much worst shape than actuallly I am.
What was the best moment you passed in the FFL?
I couldn’t pick only one “best moment”. I have many great memories of my first year, I chose 3 of them. The first is when I heard my name during the selection and I officially get in the French Foreign Legion. The second was the whole week we passed in Fourmigueres with my platoon (more about this period in THIS chapter) and the third was a day during the BSM when we were just skiing with a polish sergeant. I loved it because I was already a legionnaire and we weren’t threated as a dogsh*t anymore.
Would you recommend to someone else to enlist?
Not really. If someone asks me, I tell him the good and bad sides (from my point of view) of this life but I wouldn’t recommend to someone I don’t know to join the FFL. I can’t think about this “job” as an actual job. I’d say it’s a lifestyle rather. It could be awesome for a type of person but horrible for another one.
I profit this chapter to assure you that I’m trying to write a post per week but sometimes I don’t have enough time. If you have any questions just leave a comment on the latest blog post and I’ll answer. It would be a great help for me also as well, because if someone else has the same question, he won’t have to send me an e-mail. Thanks for your support and hope you’ll keep following my stories.