Hi! I kind of just realized it has been 3 years in Missouri for me.. in a week! Mind blown. I was a 23 year old, landing my first “big girl” job since graduating college, and moving off to another state to date the man I wanted to marry in person.
Now 3 years of a wild ride- It is a lot easier in some ways, we have met so many wonderful people here and it has made being away from my family so much easier. Is it fun being away? Not at all, it is just not as hard as my first year here. I lived alone, I had a joke of a paycheck that kept me broke, I was up to my eyeballs in college debt, and I was away from everyone I knew and loved for all my life.
Things just feel a lot better. Being married isn’t the only reason either! I have a job I love a lot more, and though the paycheck isn’t much better I feel great leaving work so it is not a double negative like before. The debt is more like to our shins instead of eyeballs, we are not always financially on track- but we are at least being mindful of our
stupidity , spending habits, no stupidity is the word. I finally feel settled here, when I spent most of my first 2 years begging to move.
Watch, now we are going to move because I am actually HAPPY living here. Thanks Military
I am surprised I am even away right now, but of course I get the urge to clean, blog, workout, plan, and do all the errands now- but I am pretty sure at 10pm at night when I am sitting at work? I will be crassshhhing.