Monday, February 22, 2010

Goin' Places

I love planning little getaways with John. When looking for a place for our Honeymoon we wanted something quiet and peaceful. We didn't want to go somewhere where we felt like we would be missing attractions if we didn't go out. We chose this great Ski Resort in Vermont, and while it wasn't ski season it had a lot to offer. I would love to go back during ski season.

This past September we celebrated our first wedding anniversary by going to Ocean Isle Beach, NC. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet, peaceful trip. It was such a wonderful weekend and I am so thankful we were able to take that trip since he will be at Officer Canidate school this year.
We do plan to go away for the weekend in March. One last trip to get some alone time and just be together before he leaves. Time seems to be going by so quickly which right now is great. We are both ready for training to come and go.

We often go to Charlotte, NC to visit our best friends Jen and Josh. I love it down there. We do hope to get stations at Fort Bragg, NC which is about two hours from them. Much closer than we are now.

Places I'd like to go (in no particular order):
  • Italy
  • Maine
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Sweden
  • Back to New York City

Friday, February 19, 2010

Here we go

It was just this past October when my husband went to his officer interview in Ohio. He signed his contract two days later and was given a ship date of April 20th. That was four months ago and it is hard to believe that in two months I will drop him off at the recruiting station. I can see the tears pouring now.

I am scared and nervous all at once for him. How do you go from having easy contact to your best friend every day to not even being able to call if you have the worst/best day of your life? I am so proud of him for wanting to do this. It takes courage to be able to fight for our country and have someone yelling in your face everyday. Fear is not an option.

As for myself? I am excited to get past the training and just to get settled with him somewhere. I am looking forward to the adventures and new friends. This time next year I will be in a different place away from friends and family. I realize that many others are in the same position as me. Not knowing what to expect or think. I realize my life is going to change tremendously, but I don't know if I fully know how much.

Already we moved in with my in-laws so that I am not alone while he is away. I have given my notice at work. To keep busy I enrolled into grad school, which has already proven to take up quite a bit of time...a plus when he is gone.

Thankfully, my husband comes from a military family so they are able to give me some idea of what my life will be like. My sister-in-law and a few friends have provided tips and advice. I realize too that sometimes you just have to live it to really understand it. I guess we will see what lies ahead.

Welcome to my journey as I become the military wife.