Apparently I’m more focused on things I should be feeling instead of not feeling. Sorry, that doesn’t make sense, but with everything that’s been going on in the past month and a half, I should be stressed. However I am not, so thank goodness for that.
As most of you know, our PCS is right on our door step, technically our hypothetical one since I’ve been going from one place to the next. It’s been tough to make decisions upon A’s behalf; I know with this military life it happens more than people think. And I guess I wasn’t quite prepared to make them, but ready or not, here they were.
With A’s acceptance into the Olmsted Program, we had to decide if he wanted to take his language course in the states or in the country we’ve been assigned to. The best way for me to make a decision is to talk my thoughts out to someone, simply writing things down doesn’t cut it for me. I have to say and hear them as well, so naturally one of my closest friends got an earful, but they were being extremely helpful. With the submarine community, we can go weeks possibly a month without hearing a thing from them, and before he left he said it was up to me to call the shots. With a few emails sent to A and a good talk with my friend, that decision was made.
onto the next..
Deciding on his language course start date. Let me tell you that I only had a few days to decide this one, so it was constantly on my mind. As many of you know, you can’t just throw out any random time frame, there’s the boat’s needs to consider and when they’ll let you rotate off. A lot of scenarios can change this, but lets just assume that they’ll still need him around post-deployment. And that’s when I ended up messaging a couple people that use to work with A because they would know firsthand on what to do. The one thing I’m not afraid to do is ask a question when I need an answer. There’s resources out there everyone, use ’em. Thankfully, A was able to provide a general time frame to the foundation, but even with that bit of info it was still a nerve-wrecking decision to make. The main hope was to get him started as soon as possible.
And that’s why we’ll have a quick turnaround with our PCS, my ballpark guess is that we’ll be out of Hawai’i by June. Any day we’ll have our physical orders and then everything will follow.
My current task has been to go through our storage unit and get rid of more stuff we don’t need. I guess you can say that I’m already preparing for our overseas move, even though that probably won’t happen until next year.
Since I’ve been back to Oahu, most of my time is projected onto preparing for this move and A’s homecoming. I have what feels like a dozen mental to-do lists running through my head. Farewells to family have already started and next up will be the friends we’ve made here on island. As sad as I am to say a hui hou (see you later) to everyone, we’re quite ready for this next chapter. I’m so thankful to be busy preparing for our move because it’s definitely helping the days pass by and A will be home sooner.
So here’s to another week of productivity and no stress!
And without further ado, the winner of my first giveaway on the blog is:
Congrats to Pōmaika’i R. !
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Mahalo to everyone for participating! AND I’m happy to announce that I’ll be running another giveaway next month, it’ll be Hawai’i related, so you won’t want to miss out on this one too!