It sounds a little more drastic than it really is. It really isnt a big deal. I just flushed away the life I was living for the past 20 years. Completely threw it away, never to be lived again. . . even if I had to, I could never go back to the way life use to be..
Yeah you’re right. That sounds wicked dramatic. But this was exactly what I had been dreaming of doing since I was a child.
In July of 2012, I had become the first person in my family to pack up her bags, leave Franklin North Carolina, and create a new life. And might I add that never in my life would I have seen this coming. All I ever wanted to do, for as long as I can remember, was join the Air Force and travel the world. I really didnt know exactly what I was expecting to get out of the Air Force, but I always knew that was what I
was going to once I graduated college. I also had big dreams of moving to the beach, because I’m not allergic to the trees there. I have been saving huge chunks of my money since I was 14 to do that very thing. Move away from Franklin. I had been preparing for seven years to get out of there, and not once did I ever picture it being with a man. It didnt matter who I was dating, I always knew I would be moving, and I always pictured myself alone. I dont know how it managed to work itself out this way, but somehow, I met a man.
I met a man by the name of Bucky, on the very day I was going to take the ASVAB (Which is the test you must take to join the military). Looking back on that day I probably should have seen that as God punching me in the forehead and saying, “you idiot, your not REALLY joining the military.” But I just saw it as a unexpected surprise in my life. We didnt enjoy talking about me shipping off, we actually dodged the conversation most of the time. But he always assured me that he was willing to stick around as I traveled the world and risked my life. I never once thought a man would have changed my plans of the military, and I honestly don’t think he intended to.
Today I am living in the nicest home I’ve probably ever lived in. I have a difficult job that I never pictured myself doing, working in a doctors office, and I love it to death. I am in the greatest relationship I could have ever been blessed with, and I am living with the most extraordinary person I have ever met.
Life has never been so beautiful, and all I had to do was pick up and leave that town. It’s crazy how things just fell into place the way they did. Things couldnt have worked out more perfectly.