As of yesterday Jamie has been in Afghanistan for three months. THREE MONTHS! Part of me can’t believe that we’ve already knocked out such a chunk of time. Another part of me can’t believe that we’ve only knocked out that chunk of time.
My friend Ali (whose husband is also deployed) and I were joking on our run a few weeks ago about the “crazy” mindgames we play in our heads to make the time go by faster. Most people would think these little ideas are such a stretch, but until you’ve been in this situation you don’t realize how much you need those small victories to keep you going! I usually don’t even realize I’m creating these new countdowns until they’re created.
I’ve decided to bite the bullet and get acrylic nails for a while until I can finally lay my horribly disguisting nail-biting habit to rest. I’m going to get them done roughly every three weeks. I pulled out my calendar and figured out that I’ll only be getting them done seven more times until Jamie is home for r&r in December. SEVEN is such a small number, so I’m going to start using that number to count down with. 🙂 Seems much more attainable.
Are you laughing yet? This method will work for me and gives me a little “pick me up” when I think about the small number.
Hope you’re having a good week. XOXO.
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