October 9, 2011

Next?


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.

7 comments:

likeschocolate said...

It seems like you just moved to Italy. Wishing you all the best whatever your future might bring.

Emily said...

What a hard decision! It's one we're still grappling with too, actually, but I don't envy you this period of anxious waiting. I understand though, and I'm thinking about you. Good luck!

Jessica said...

What places are you looking at moving to next? If you ever want to chat about life "on the outside", drop me an email or give me a call.

shelly said...

Hi Lucia,
We are in Northern California and out of the Navy now, well sort of...feel free to email with anything! We are at our 3yr or so mark now.....I remember when we first moved here, Ella asking "how long are we going to be here for?" and asking my nieces and nephews who have lived in their house for more than 18 years...."when are you guys going to move???"
Shelly

Juniper said...

Waiting- am not at all good at that and extended limbo is really difficult. I hope that clarity comes soon. I selfishly hope though that you are in the region a little longer, would love to see you all again! Hugs J

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Thanks for the support and understanding. I'll keep you posted.

Corinne said...

Yeah. Waiting is probably the thing I am worst at. Horrible. I'm thinking of you and I have my own hopes for what will happen with your wonderful family :)