It’s one of those rare Sundays I don’t have to be at either job. It’s terrible outside, lots of wind and rain, in the upper 60’s. Dirty Dancing was on the TV until my husband woke up, to which I quickly changed the channel to Joe Dirt. I’m the kind of wife that doesn’t like torturing him with old chick flicks. Or new ones. Or anything remotely girly. Kiddo has been attached to his new train table all morning, and his new trains we bought yesterday with his Christmas money from Oma. The dog is doing some sort of downward dog move every few minutes because he needs to run outside but can’t because he’s a big sissy and doesn’t like rain. This is my Sunday morning.
My military adventure is at a stand still because we’re waiting on old records and ya know, the whole set of holidays that’s rolling through. I’m okay with that though. Come Jan 2nd though I’ll be all over it again in a fury, I’m sure. I’m still feeling confident about it, trying to stay positive in the face of the mountain of paperwork we have to either track down, or fill out. Did you know I don’t have a High School diploma? Yeah, didn’t know that. I know I was handed one on my graduation day. I know that because I was horrified that in my little graduating class of under 50 kids, I was in the background of almost every photo they took of each graduate because of my placement in the front row. Do I have a last name in the beginning of the alphabet? Nope. That’s just how my life is. So currently I’m tracking down a new copy of that thing, which apparently hasn’t been important since the day I received it. Go figure.
Working two jobs is still pretty interesting. I like both jobs for different reasons, though they both have their own set of downfalls, mainly the customers I work with at times. The more I work retail, the more I hate people. Just when I started to give humanity a second chance, boom, two retail jobs. Also, I think from here on out, I should be able to use “Can understand Southern folks saying their own email addresses” under job skills on future paperwork. It’s also kind of my favorite when big mean Marines have silly personal emails. Anyway, if working these jobs tells me anything, it’s that it’s not where my life should be. I don’t look forward to the hardships of being in the military alongside my husband, but the positive far outweighs the negative, one of the positives being I don’t need to work retail the rest of my life. Hopefully.
I have to keep reminding myself I’m not in yet. I have a very long road ahead of me. I have a lot of roadblocks to push out of the way. But having a plan for my life, other than loving my husband and son oodles, is pretty rewarding in itself. I have some sort of gypsy soul, so having a plan is a new thing for me. Someday I will live in Washington State, hopefully near Seattle. Someday I’ll be a nurse, hopefully in physical therapy or sports medicine, hopefully working with the Wounded Warriors. Someday I’ll get to see my best friend whenever I want, hopefully because we live in the same place again. Someday I’ll be in the military, doing what I’ve secretly wanted to do since High School. I have lots of Somedays, which sounds a little sad, but to me they’re just goals. I know my Somedays will happen, because it’s the type of person I am. My Somedays are a promise to myself that even if they don’t go according to plan, and I have to alter them a little bit, I’m going to try my hardest to get there. I’m okay with changes, but I still end up reaching my Somedays. I said someday I’d be married, with the greatest kid in the World, living an awesome life, in a cool old house, and guess what? Here I am. With a whole new set of Somedays.
Have a wonderful week.
Make a list of Somedays.