October 9, 2011
That third year of the military wife cycle has officially kicked into high gear but with a new twist. We have lots of decisions to make in the very near future about our future. We are at an important crossroads in Adam's career...stay in the Navy or get out. It's a spot that seemed so far off in the future. A "down the road" place that has now suddenly jumped right in front of us. In the past year, our conversations about the future have intensified. We have made lists. Lots of pros and cons. We have sought advice from family members and friends. We have tried to research and gather as much information as possible to make the best decision for our family. I had hoped that analyzing every possible angle would result in the perfect answer and yet it has only added to the weight of it all.
And now we are at the most intense period of limbo: waiting. Waiting to hear about recent interviews, waiting to see what our options will be, waiting, more waiting and really just wanting to know what the next step will be for us. This waiting stage has always been a part of our three year cycles. I used to think that the next time around things would be easier, but after nearly twelve years as a military spouse, I have come to accept that similar to moving, it's always anxiety provoking.