2010 has been a really strange year for me! The majority of the year was uneventful, emotional and quite frustrating. I was bored most of the time and on most days, nothing ever happened. But when things did happen, they REALLY happened. Can a year be both uneventful and the most eventful at the same time? Somehow, mine has been....
January - Rang in the New Year in Atlanta with the Captain after watching our beloved Tennessee Volunteers lose to the Hokies in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Made plans to go to Hawaii at the end of February.
February - Met the Captain in Hawaii!
March - Still in Hawaii. Was able to meet up with two of my sorority sisters while I was there. We went to the Honolulu Panhellenic Alumnae Association Badge Day Luncheon and had lunch another day, as well. Had a little tour of Honolulu. Experienced a tsunami warning, but it never really happened....which is good, right??
April: This was a pretty low key month. It had a lot of ups and downs and brought about many questions that weren't answered until somewhat recently! I was still trying to find work and getting extremely frustrated with that process!! Started to seriously look into pursuing another degree.
May: The month started with the major flooding in Nashville. It was horrible to see the devastation of the place I call home, but so encouraging to see the way the people in this city pulled together to rebuild. Started spending more time with one of my best friends that I had not seen in awhile. Her husband was deployed so we were really able to understand what each other was going through without our significant others around!
June: This was an interesting month!! I started the process of moving in with the friend I mentioned above for a few months and had a blast with her. Then at the end of the month, the Captain asked me to come to Japan and the rest is (recent) history. So in the last few days of June, I packed up my apartment, moved everything into storage, booked flights and got ready to move to the other side of the world.
July: Said my goodbyes, cried a lot and boarded a plane to my new home on July 1st.
Day Twenty-Nine: Hopes, dreams, plans for the next 365 days
There is so much I could say about this one. I can't say I have any concrete plans because we're just kind of living life at the moment. Partially, it's just due to the military lifestyle that I don't have things mapped out right now, but being unmarried at this point also plays into my lack of real plans. I know what I want to see happen and I know what I think will happen, but who really knows? If you had told me a year ago that this is where I would be right now, I might have laughed at you. I was pretty sure this was the path I wanted to go down, but we were not anywhere close to making this happen or even talking about it. Without getting too detailed (Am I afraid I'll jinx myself? Do I just feel weird blogging about what I want out of life?), I hope that I continue down the path I am on now. I hope that I am still by the Captain's side, wherever that takes us. I hope to see my brother enlist and start a new chapter for himself and his family. I hope to find where I belong professionally. I hope to keep my important relationships strong and be okay with the ones that have failed in the last year. I hope I will remain supportive to the man that I love and that he will always know he has me to come home to. I hope that I can get healthy and feel comfortable in my own skin. I hope to see my nephew grow and learn and that he will remember me and know who I am after moving so far away. I hope that in 365 days from now, I will be a better version of myself and that I will be happy, loved and still in love. (and perhaps sporting a new last name....)