“What are you going to be when you grow up?”
Once that question was an opportunity to let your imagination soar with limitless possibilities, before the grown-up would chuckle at your answer and send you on our way with a pat on your head. But to the recently returned missionary on a first date, that question is loaded.
Fortunately, there is a new blog on the scene to help recently returned missionaries not only answer that question, but to help with the overall transition back to civilian life. It’s called the RMTC, or Returned Missionary Training Center, and it makes perfect sense. We have plowed the wisdom of generations of missionary work into our Missionary Training Center, but when our youth return home after their service, we give them a handshake and wish them all the best.
In addition to articles on how to RM (for example, this post on why we’re a mess for awhile after our missions), the blog includes a list of stuff the returning missionaries missed while they were gone (royal weddings, Adele, etc.).
While many of those who participate here at MDB are beyond being considered a recently returned missionary, we still want to help spread the word about the RMTC blog in an effort to help them get those fine young men to the point where they are candidates for Mormon dads, and therefore participants of MDB.
Thanks to Aaron Quist, one of the “faculty” members at the RMTC, for bringing this blog to our attention. Aaron is a practicing attorney. He and his wife are raising two children in California.
Enjoy Aaron’s post, The Pre-Astronaut RM.