Last Memorial day weekend my family was out of town and I was chillaxing at home. They were all at a music thing, but I had to work and I couldn't go.  It was the same weekend that J broke up with me for the first time.

One whole year ago.

That is so crazy. I am having a hard time wrapping my head around that one. Time passes by so fast I can hardly catch my breath.

But today, I am in, yet again, an entirely different place doing completely different things look forward to a whole new life.

It's funny how much the military makes you appreciate all the little things. Sure, at home when it was Friday I was happy. I rarely worked on Saturdays and I usually got to go out and party that night. I always had good Fridays. But here? Here it's completely different.

I wouldn't say that I live for the weekend, because the days truly aren't all that bad, but the military just brings a whole new appreciation to the phrase "TGIF" And now, that's not a typo in the title up there. I am saying "Thank Goodness It's Freaking Friday."  But the things I look forward to on the weekends here are so different from those that I looked forward to at home.

At home, I wanted to go out with my friends, maybe see a movie with my family, do some shopping, stay up late just because I didn't have to wake up here.

Here? I look forward to walking to the PX, drinking a redbull, eating some Chinese food or some pizza (that's pretty much all they have there...) maybe buying a movie, sleeping, wearing an outfit that I picked out for myself and not one that was put out by my platoon sergeant, and going to the library.

It's just so hard to do all these simple things here it's so nice to come upon a weekend and be able to wear a tee shirt and jeans...It makes you so grateful for all the things that you have in the civilian world.

I am so excited to have an awesome Memorial day weekend! Yay for 3 day weekends!

I'm Katie. I'm a 20-something Soldier & student taking each day one step at a time. Living through all the growing pains that come with becoming that person that I always wanted to be & finding that bright side in all of this Camo-Colored Chaos. You can get to know more about me here.

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Jen said...

Enjoy your long weekend, you deserve it! :)

Kim said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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