After over 2 months of waiting, we should finally have our orders by the weekend. The moving stage is finally about to begin. And I’m so, freaking, excited.This may not fully compute to you, but I was so excited that I deep cleaned my kitchen in preparation for pack out. I cannot wait to leave behind this base and move on to what lies ahead.
Turkey. A whole new country. A whole new base. A whole new experience.
This doesn’t mean that I’m not going to miss people from here. I will. Some of my students and a couple of friends will be dearly missed. I’ll miss the travel opportunities, the sushi restaurant just down the road, and the big base with a Chili’s on it. But today is not a day for being melancholy over moving. Today is the day to be excited about it happening.
I’m excited about:
~Living in a new country~ I love moving. I love new experiences and I love new places. Between this factoid and my job, I really am the perfect military wife. 2-3 years is about all the time I care to spend in any given location. I have no idea what I’ll do if we ever actually settle down in one place. Probably just travel a lot.
~Having our own home~ Okay, I know that we will just be tenants in military housing, but we will have a free standing home to ourselves for the first time ever. I actually, secretly, kind of hope we don’t get the most newly renovated of houses, that way I can get approved to paint and the like. I just want to turn a house into a home for us and we’ll have two years in it, so I’m pretty excited about picking out curtains and bathroom stuff and the like.
~Cheap furniture~ Honestly, cheap everything. Everyone has a tailor/seamstress and you can pick out patterns and fabric and just have a dress made for you. You can walk into a furniture store and show a picture from a magazine and they’ll build it for you. I fully plan on getting at least a full bedroom set and dining room chairs while we are there. And I already have a couple of dresses that need tailoring and I’ll probably get at least one made just to say that I did. We fully plan on building B’s suit wardrobe while we’re there too.
~Close Beaches~ I’m a beach girl. I’m so excited to only live 30 minutes from the Mediterranean. I’m so excited about all of the all-inclusives in the area. Yes, I fully plan to spend all my spare time lazing on a beach. At least this should cost us next to nothing. Frugal fun, my favorite.
~17-20 February~ In just over a week, B and I are going on a Swiss Alps ski trip. I cannot wait to have a weekend away with him. The skiing is a bonus. One that I’m somewhat nervous about. I haven’t skied since college, but I don’t know when I’ll ever have another chance to ski in the Alps. Totally not passing up on this.
There’s so much more. Life just went and got all exciting again. I’m thrilled to be on this crazy ride.