The day finally came! I got orders for my next duty station! Alaska has been a interesting place to live and I'm sure I will be happy to tell people that I lived here for three years, but right now I'm over it. I think I'm really the type of person who needs to pick up and go every few years. I've done lots and lots of moving in the past, across 6 different states and Guam. The boredom, the drama at work... I get so exhausted. Even though there are rumors of deployment at my next station, which I don't want to do with a new baby, I am still optimistic that everything will work out.
I know that moving is supposed to be one of the most stressful things people go through, but I actually really love moving! Not so much moving to a different place in the same area, but moving to a different location entirely. It's exciting to go to a place I don't know and have never seen. I love to check out the different lifestyles of the people and the local cultures. I also think it's very cleansing to go through all my junk in the house and throw things away. I usually have at least three or four garbage bags full of stuff I don't need anymore and it feels good to get it out of my life.
I'm sure this move will have its ups and downs, but I'm ready for it. The next three weeks are going to be crazy. We have snow on the way, my baby shower, we find out the gender of the baby, we pack our stuff and we say goodbye.
It will be fun to celebrate Thanksgiving in an empty apartment. Maybe we can eat Chinese takeout sitting on the floor watching Netflix. I'm down!