I feel like so many "Military Wives" only focus on the bad about having a SO serving. They work a lot, they deploy, etc. Those are all very hard things to deal with but I like to focus on the good. Today while I was at work I got to thinking about the place I currently live which is California. Today it's overcast, it's cold, and it's been on and off drizzling rain. This weather EXCITED me! I miss the rain and the thunderstorms that we used to get in MN. I miss hearing the rain hit the roof and run down the gutters. I miss thunder and lightening putting me to sleep. I miss running in the rain and jumping through puddles. California doesn't get this weather often. In fact this is the first time it has really rained since I got here five months ago. Most people wouldn't complain about the beautiful sunny weather here but I do.
I miss home and I miss Minnesota. I tend to get stuck in this rut of missing things and I lose sight of just how beautiful it is to be here in CA. I would have never had the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful state and all it has to offer if my Husband were not in the Military.
The longer I think about it the more I realize that I really love this state. I would never have taken a vacation here or let alone lived here. I know a lot of people don't like Military Life because of all the moves, but I am excited about it! I have been able to see and experience some awesome things here that I never would have been able to do back home. I have met some great people and I have an amazing job because of moving here too! I never thought I would be able to handle living in a city of millions of people since I grew up in a town on 2,000 but I'm doing it. What's not fun about being able to move to a new place and experience new things every 3-5 years (or so). Life is one big adventure and the Military Lifestyle takes the credit for that!
I don't want this post to come across as me, a dependent, taking advantage of my Husband's work or the government or the "perks" we get. I hope this doesn't give off that vibe. I just wanted to share how I turn a negative into a positive and how traveling and living new places can be very exciting and beneficial!