As young as I can remember, I never felt comfortable staying anywhere for long. I guess that’s why even my resume looks like I changed jobs a lot. My father was military, so we moved every three years. I was born in the north, but completely feel as though I am from the south! Okay, maybe not like a true southern state, but I consider myself from Florida (that’s south……….right). This gal doesn’t like cold weather or that white stuff that falls from the sky.
Where you are born and where you are from can be different
I was born in Idaho, which I hear all the time what a beautiful state it is, but moved when I was three years old to South Florida. By the time I was going into kindergarten, we had moved overseas to Okinawa, another warm climate area. My father was transferred back to central Florida when I was only eight years old, and this is where he retired. I completed my schooling in central Florida and married my husband who also joined the military. Yes, I’ve had a military dependent ID card longer than my driver’s license.
My husband’s first duty station happened to be the base my father retired. We loved this base as we were living in a beautifully newly renovated home right on the ocean! Life was great! However, the military doesn’t let you stay somewhere too long, and before we knew it my husband was being sent on a remote tour to Spain. I decided I would move back with my mother so I wasn’t alone and had some help with our newborn daughter. During his remote tour, our daughter Michelle and I went to live in Spain for a few months. We definitely had language barriers but had the most amazing life experiences there too.
After the remote assignment, we went on to another warm climate location, California! We loved our second tour there as this is where our second beautiful daughter was born. We left California to move across the country to Germany. When we landed in Frankfort, GE we wondered how in the world we were going to last for three years there. We did, and we loved every minute of it, so much so we wished we had done a second tour in this location. We didn’t and ended up back in California (not our choice). We finally arrived back to the east coast in Georgia which allowed us to be much closer to the family.
Moving, Relocating, Changing Jobs and more
Moving, relocating, changing jobs, making new friends and the stress that comes along with all of this is something I am quite familiar. I hope there is something I share that you too can relate with and I am always willing to find new things to talk about so please keep coming back and checking out my blog posts.