Hey guys, been away for a while on deployment with the RNR. Had a good time and was looking forward to coming home to a brown envelope with my start date in. This was not the case so i booked to see my careers advisor to see whats happening. Now i applied back in Jan and thought i would have a date by now. I was told in the meeting that i was number 36 on the list for MA's which puts me into the December 08 bracket for a start date. Now this will be 23 months after applying. I was told that it would be long but not that long!!! As it is now looking so far away i cant help but think that it is karma telling me to go for my second choice career (chef) within the RN. I can say honestly that i would be happy in either one. I have looked at the advantages and disadvantages and i know i would be happy in either. Will it be detrimental to my application if i say i want to go for my second choice? Is the waiting list just as long for Chef? Thanks for reading.