Random Thought: Feeling Stressed and Thinking out Loud
This is a different kind of post. I know you’re use to the planned out writing that usually graces my pages, but today it’s a little different. Today I’m just thinking out loud.
I decided to pick up my trusty friend (my laptop) and write about what’s on my mind. So, here it goes. Today We are moving once again. This time we’re headed south. I can’t say that I’m disappointed by that because I do miss being in that part of the country.
So, we’re planning and getting things together and doing everything that we do when it’s time to move. So that’s where the stress comes in, but this stress is different from all the other times we’ve moved. (We’re a military family) This time it’s good stress. Ya see, this time it’s our last move.
After 26 years, my husband is retiring! I feel like we are starting the first day of our lives together. Yes I know that sounds strange, but military life is very different from civilian life. I never felt grounded. I never had a sense of stability because we were always moving. Therefore, I went overboard to make our home feel the same each place we went and I think I did a pretty good job at it, but I always knew it wouldn’t be long before we moved again.
And now, I can’t even begin to express the joy that I feel to have some normalcy. Funny thing is I hate being “Normal” ……Ha! But, in this case I looking forward to being crowned “Queen of Normal.”…… Yaaaaas!
I’m so excited and stressed and anxious all at the same time. We’ve had great times exploring in all the places we’ve been to. Now, the exploration will never stop, but, this time we’ll have a permanent home base. I’m looking forward to our new lives as civilians and I can’t wait to see what life has in store for us.