Friday, July 23, 2010

Has it been a year already?

It recently dawned on me that our 1 year wedding anniversary is coming up in 2 weeks! Has it really been a year already? I feel like I just got married and moved to Charleston. Some random thoughts....

Stephen has been doing really well in school. 7 weeks ago he started Prototype, which is the final phase of school before he finishes and goes out in the fleet. To be honest, I am extremely nervous about several things.

1. We put in our "wishlist" of bases we would like to be stationed at.
First: Norfolk, VA.
Second: Kings Bay, GA.
Third: Groton, CT
Fourth: San Diego, CA
Fifth: Some random town, WA
I have my heart set on getting stationed in Virginia. All our friends and family are there, an awesome support group for while he is deployed. The thought of getting stationed in any of those other places is terrifying. I don't know many people here in Charleston, but it's okay because Stephen is still around every day. What would I do in a new place with him deployed?!?!

2. IF we get stationed in Virginia, we want to buy a house. The possibility of home ownership blows my mind. I've secretly been looking at the MLS at houses for sale. This is a bad idea! I know the houses I'm falling in love with over the internet are most likely not going to be for sale by the time we get orders. (we SHOULD find out where we will be getting stationed in November, 4 weeks before he graduates)

3. College (or some equivalent). Once we get stationed wherever the Navy feels like putting us, I'm going to go back to school. The question is: FOR WHAT!? I've been having this internal debate over what I want to do with my life, and I still feel as clueless as I did when I graduated high school 4 years ago! I've considered nursing, dental assisting, physical therapy.... portable careers that are in high demand no matter where we get stationed, but I'm not sure if I'd be happy doing any of those things. Do I need to be happy with my career choice? I would LOVE to pursue photography, but how useful will that be? Would I even be able to find a good paying job? I feel like if I put off my decision any longer I'll lose the motivation to get schooling done completely, and I don't want to work at Brusters forever (even though the perks of free ice cream are amazing!)

As the future looms ahead, I'm thankful to have such a wonderful husband who supports me regardless of all my fears and insecurities. I am looking forward to see what another year has to bring for us.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary,
    You probably don't remember me but I went to church with your family in Chesapeake. My family and I live really close to the navy base in goose creek so if you ever need anything let me know here's my email address keep in touch! Are you living on base?