Sunday, March 3, 2013

Quick like a Band-aid!

We're getting out of the Army!

Phew, there, I said it!  My secret is out of the closet and now I can let everyone in on what that means!  This is something Jason and I have been discussing for 5 years now.  We love being a part of the military and the crazy lifestyle that comes with that.  Jason has had a great career with the Army and we'd really rather not leave but in order for Jason to get what he wants out of live, it's time for a change and the only way to do that is leave the Army...for now.  He wants to be a nurse so he's going to leave active duty for 3 years to complete some pre-reqs then a two-year accelerate nursing degree.  After that our plan, as of right now, is to get back into the Army in the Nursing Corps.  Obviously things are going to change, a lot, over the next 3 years so that plan could change, but for now, that's our plan.

For the first time ever in our marriage we have the opportunity to live anywhere we want to.  ANYWHERE!  Much to our family & friends disdain, we did not choose our hometown.  After months and months and many flip-flops, we have decided to move to SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA!  I never in my life thought I'd be a Cali girl but I absolutely fell in love the few times I visited and we're excited for our next adventure.  Obviously it is bittersweet for me as Japan has truly become my home but that's another post for another day.

I'm looking forward to going back to work (now you all know why I decided to go back to school all of the sudden) but I'm nervous about finding a job.  I haven't worked in 6 years so I hope my volunteer work translates well into the real world!

I have so much to say about this but I'm trying not to ramble too much.  Y'all are going to hear read plenty about this over the next few months as things unfold.  For now we're trying to make it through the last few months of my school and my husbands job as a company commander.  We have a much needed and well deserved vacation to Okinawa planned to celebrate when these two things end and that is the light at the end of my tunnel right now.  After that vacation it will be crunch time and things will be happening very quickly.

This week it's about to get real as we attend some "getting out of the Army" classes.  Please pray for me/us.  Some may not feel as I do but I'm very sad to leave this world behind us (for now, I'm really holding onto "for now").


Chantal said...

Wow! Great news! It'll be a big change but exciting!

JG said...

Wow! :) Big changes, indeed! So exciting! Can't wait to hear all about your new adventures!

Fly The Friendly Skies said...

Oh Jes! That is wonderful. Changes are always scary but so much fun to see where life takes you. San Diego!!! I'm jealous. If I get another overnight there once I start flying again I will let you know. :)

Emily said...

You will love living in San Diego! Thankfully living here you are already used to things being expnsive ha. If you have any questions on the area let me know :]