I'd say it's hard to believe I haven't written since January, but it's not. Just as I had begun to find myself, my way, my footing in my new life, I just as quickly seem to have lost it. "It" being the version of myself I was finally starting to like, the one who had some grounding, the one who had found her voice. Somehow my voice has slipped away in the simple day to day chaos I have created for myself. There it lies, in that statement alone, I have created it for myself.
No one did this to me, no one chose this for me. No one but me, myself and I made the decisions that have led me astray from where I was and where I want to be.
Now is the time for change. I used to be terrified of change, it was part of why I never wanted to be a military wife. I never wanted my life to change so drastically so constantly, yet I find solace in knowing or rather expecting change now. It's why Curt and I are forever talking about the umpteen possibilities that may or may not affect us. It's also why he can answer a call to deploy in less that the required 3 minutes requested for a call back with an answer. We've already talked about this very scenario and what would he like to do, how would I feel, how would we feel as a family, etc. For me it makes the impending changes that much easier to bare. Poor Curt I'm sure gets sick of talking them to death, but he knows it puts me at ease and God bless my husband, he would give me the world (and often does) so he continues to talk things out. Even over Skype with the lousy connection and video like a bad Chinese movie, he still hashes things out with me. It's amazing how much he helps me, he truly is always exactly what I need exactly when I need it and he always has been.
I also find solace in the things I know I can keep the same. It's why I can find the salt and pepper or the green towels with my eyes closed during a blackout. Some call me OCD and that's okay with me as long as I can put it back where it goes.
Here again I've managed to veer off, away from what's really going on. It seems to be the trend in my life lately. So I need to get back to me, or at least figure out who I am now. One thing I am certain of is that I am forever changing. Who I was 5 years ago is not who I am today. Sometimes I slide backwards and I need to take some time to reevaluate my priorities and my own happiness, because in the end myself and my family are the ones I made vows to and who will be in my forever.