Ahh…the long wait is finally over. For planners like me, waiting to find out where you'll be spending the next four years of your life is excruciating. Hearing stories from other military spouses about the horrible bases they've been to, the terrors of moving across the country, and the bad conditions they've lived in doesn't help. I consider myself a reasonable person. My personality is well-equipped for being a military spouse; I love going new places, exploring, and I'm not from a family that needs to be involved in every aspect of my life. It takes a lot to make me feel lonely, and thankfully most members of the military community are so friendly and inviting it doesn't take long to make new friends. But really, months and months of waiting on a big life decision can stretch the patience of almost anyone.
After this long wait, and with the knowledge that we would really probably have very little say in the matter, I had narrowed down my personal 'dream sheet' to two places: Groton, CT or Seattle, WA. Sure if we hadn't gotten one of those two places, I would have been fine. After I threw a big fit. Luckily, it looks like we are headed for Groton, CT! So no fit.
We have months and months before the move, and big decisions to make before then, but at least we have time and a destination. Now to finish up my Charleston area wish list….only had four years to do it!