Thursday, January 26, 2012

Things are moving right along

Things are seeming to fall into place very quickly for us, hopefully this is a good trend and something bad isn't right around the corner. Hubby will be getting the keys to our new place on post right around Feb 9th! I'm excited and really wish I could be there for it, but I'll be along not to far after. We officially have a plan in place and leave scheduled for him to move me from my home on the beautiful Florida Space Coast to Texas. I have even put in my notice at work!

I have mixed feelings on Texas. I will be landlocked, and I am not a fan. No more, although infrequent now days, off shore fishing for me. No more random strolls on the beach at all hours of the day and night. No more smell of the ocean. I don't know how well this is going to go for me. Yet, I am keeping as much of an open mind as possible. I also keep telling myself that this is not permanent. I can always come back, even if its 25years from now. I am also excited to get to be in the same state and house with my husband for more than 2 weeks at a time. This will definitely be an adjustment for us, but I think we will survive it just fine. It will be nice to get to see a new area and find new places to hang out and things to do. There will definitely be upsides to this, but there's a lot of change for me as well. I may be a Navy Brat, but I got extremely lucky on the moving aspect and only moved once. I've been here for most of my life, talk about a big adjustment coming up.

I'm also excited and sad about putting in my notice at work today. I have been there for over three years. I did all of my clinical rotations where I am and got hired after. My coworkers are definitely family to me. We've been through a lot together, including being bought out my another company and getting "used" to them. I may not like who I work for now, but I love who I work with. They are the reason I wanted to work there after clinicals and have stayed there after the corporation took over. It will definitely be a sad last day for me, almost like the last day of school.

I have a feeling I will have many homesick days ahead of me. Thankfully I have a very loving and understanding husband that has promised me when I need absolutely need it, he'll find a way to get me home for a few days. I'm a big girl though, and just like my mom could do it, I know I can. Now let's hope the good vibes keep flowing and the other shoe is quite far away before it drops.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's Official

That's right, I am officially an Army Wife. My Soldier and I, after much deliberation, decided to elope! Yes, it was a short engagement, and boy do I mean short! He asked me to marry him on December 31st and on January 13th we said "I do".

Thankfully all of the family took it well. Only a few people knew beforehand. We knew that we were going to have a short engagement, only a couple months to begin with, but after really thinking about it we decided to skip the big to-do for now. However, we will plan a big celebration around our one year so that all of our family and friends can be there.

It was an interesting weekend, had an early flight into Panama City Beach Friday morning to meet my soldier. His mom picked us up from the airport, from there we ran a few errands and then went to the courthouse. She was gracious enough to let it just be the two of us since my parents couldn't be with us. We got married and then took a few photos before having lunch with my new mother-in-law. But our time in Panama City was limited, we had to start the long road trip to Texas.

My Army Guy was tired of not having his truck in Texas, so we had to pick it up from his mom's and drive it back. I didn't want him driving the 15hrs alone so I took an extra day off of work to go with him. Let me tell you, I am NOT looking forward to making that trip again when we move me. That was not fun, and talk about some shady looking places along the way.

Now begins the process of getting me into the military system so that I can move out there with him. Fingers crossed that in a little over a month I will be moving. Here's to hoping!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Adventure

So first off, I have to ask you all to bear with me. It has been a very long time since I've done anything like this.It will take me a while to get the hang of blogging, from the set up to posting. 

I have been very inspired by the blogs I have been reading, and how they have helped me with my journey so far. I think this will help me reach out to the new adventure my life is taking me. The last year has definitely been a whirlwind, and it's only about to get crazier. I'm excited, scared, and nervous all at the same time. I'm hoping those who read this will help keep me strong, and will be there when I need the support. 

Let's get this new adventure started!!