My life so far has been full of mishaps, misturns, mistakes, and missed chances.
But at the same time, it’s been full of joy, success, learning, growing, and change.
Still trying to cope with that last one, lol.
Today, after giving you a week to adjust to me, my writing style, and the things I like to talk about, I want to give you a closer look at my life.
It’s not all glam and joy believe me.
Once upon a time a little girl decided she going to fly fighter planes.
Or, more correctly, a high school sophomore realized in a panic she had no way of paying for college, no useful skill set, and no idea what she wanted to do with her life. So she decided to try to get into the Air Force Academy, then figure things out as she went.
After a summer vacation convinced her it was time to buckle down to work, especially if she wanted to get into one of the top engineering schools in the nation, she returned her home to her darling mother and told she wanted to go to a school that would put her in the military.
To my mother’s credit, she neither fainted, nor screamed, nor dropped anything breakable.
So, immediately after this the young girl joined this neat little organization called Civil Air Patrol. There, she learned she did have some interesting skills. She was good at military drill, at learning historical facts, studying leadership, making friends, and was the greatest perfectionist to ever join CAP.
Yup, the military lifestyle suited her just fine.
But after a long and arduous journey, nothing happened.
Ok, not true, a lot happened.
She met her best friend at a military prep school she got into when she didn’t get into the actual academy right after high school.
Then she had her heart crushed when she didn’t get in.
She tried to enlist in the Air Force, but couldn’t meet weight standards, so she gave the prep school another go.
And got her heart broken again.
So here she is trying something completely different instead.
She’s getting married.
That’s right, somewhere in between a college breaking my heart and trying not to flunk Calculus I started a long distance relationship with a guy I met through Civil Air Patrol (funny how those things go).
It’s been two years since we’ve met and now he’s moving out to live with me and my family.
I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, and I’ve by no means told you everything, but It’s kind of exciting to see where things will go.
In the mean time though, I’m going to enjoy this very sparkly engagement ring on my finger and keep hoping and praying for the best, while trying not to stress about the worst.
“You will be secure because there is hope; you will look about you, and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.” Job 11:18-19