I’ve received a lot of advice about how to handle this deployment in a healthy and enjoyable way.
The best advice I’ve gotten:
“Pick one big event to look forward to every single month, and the time will go by much faster.”
So I’m going to do just that, plus some! I have had a word document that I’ve been adding to the last few months as I thought of a new “goal” to achieve while Jamie is gone. Though I would not wish this deployment on my worst enemy, I am determined to make the most of the next 10 months. I want to be a healthier and happier wife who he is proud to come home to. 🙂 So, without further adieu, my list –
16. Stick as much moolah in savings as possible.
All of these should be attainable, even all of the traveling. After doing cross-country long distance with Jamie for three solid years, hopping on a plane last minute for a long-weekend trip is like second nature.
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