Chapter 23.5: Texas
Today I leave again to go back to the East Coast. I know it has shocked a lot of people (including myself) that I am moving so quickly (a month and a half of being in Texas). I truly had a great time here even though it was for such a short time. The military lifestyle is truly unpredictable and I knew that there was a chance I’d be moving back to the East coast relatively soon after moving here. Not a month and a half, but relatively soon (I was thinking more like 5-6 months later). I also knew there was a chance I was staying out here for four years or moving elsewhere. My heart right now is on the East Coast and as I said a while back, NJ will be a great fit for me.
I learned more in this month of being in Texas about myself then several of the semesters in college.
- You can’t sweat the small stuff. Look at the bigger picture and while you might not be 100%satisfied right now…you will be. Don’t worry about it. For me, not having a job was and still is frustrating. I know I will have a job that I love again soon.
- You can’t schedule every life event. I tried to do that and it failed. My move dates, plan dates, where I would move changed 6 times over the course of the month. I hate not being able to give people direct answers of when I can hang out or if I can make stops to see them, yet right now I don’t have those answers. Believe me it’s as obnoxious for me as probably you. I wrote about being a planner like it was my job a while back and right now I’m spontaneous like it’s my job.
- Celebrate no routine. This may be the only time for a while I have no routine. Embrace it.
- Living with someone else…you must learn to adapt and change. This could be the hardest for me and throughout the month. With Tim not getting back until around 6-7, that is when we would generally eat dinner. Maybe he wants to do something else. I could have planned something all day and it doesn’t work out. You have to learn to compromise.
Despite all this moving I am 100% happier than I have ever been in my life. There will never be a point in my life with zero stress but this is coming pretty close. I am 100% happy with my 2013, despite 4 moves and despite that I’m heading into another 1700 mile drive.
Prey for Lorraine and I.
Some random pictures and highlights from my (brief) Texas adventures:
So that’s it in a nutshell. I’m happy, I’m moving and I can’t wait to start another new chapter of my life. One of the shorter chapters of my autobiography I guess I’ll title it Chapter 23.5…Texas. Straight and to the point. I’m 23 this about my half birthday and I spent some time in Texas.
Question for you:
How do you eat your steak?
Medium rare and mooing for me.
Prettiest sunset/sunrise ever?