In my one month and almost two weeks since arriving at our first duty station, Army Life has proven to be very interesting.-In many ways! There are many pros and cons to this crazy Army Life, but every day, I make the choice to focus on the positive…as that is just how I prefer EVERYTHING!
…However, that’s not to say that I’m not human; I did have one pity party, but after 20 minutes of crying into my hands, I forced myself to say out loud, “You’re being ridiculous. Move forward.”
Anyways, the day after my pity party, I was still moving forward. I had a meeting scheduled with a very active and inspiring military spouse to discuss a photography project. It was amazing to meet Monica
(click there or here!
) and as we talked in her home for three and a half (!!!) hours, she described the same thing happening to many other spouses that she’s spoken with that happened to me the previous day. I didn’t tell her at the time, in fear that I would get emotional again, but it felt good to know that I wasn’t the only one who has felt those not-so-fun feelings…and being in this situation where you’re away from everything that is familiar. That meeting helped to life my spirits and kept me moving forward. It’s soo important to keep moving forward.
My purpose in this post is to say that no matter what type of situation you’re in, no matter where you are or who you’re with, keeping moving forward. A few days ago, a friend from back east was feeling overwhelmed and felt like giving up. I reminded her that she has accomplished too much greatness and she has too much love in her life to give up on something she’s been working so hard for. Isn’t it so often that we should practice what we preach? Well, the important part is that we realize that! We’ve all been there, we’ll probably be there again, but look up, smile, dance, fake it til you make it! It is sooo easy to say “I quit” or “this sucks”… Rise to the challenge and make it better. You’ll be so thankful that you did.
If you need more inspiration and motivation, feel free to read my sister’s blog
. She’s on a health and weight loss journey via Calorie Restriction Optimal Nutrition, but many of her posts such as this one
or this one
or my favorite —> this one
have messages in ’em that EVERYONE can relate to!