What’s the thing you most want to achieve next year? How do you imagine you’ll feel when you get it? Free? Happy? Complete? Blissful? Write that feeling down. Then, brainstorm 10 things you can do, or 10 new thoughts you can think, in order to experience that feeling today. – Tara Sophia Mohr
There are so many things that I want to achieve next year. Being debt free would be a miracle, so I’m not hoping for that just yet. Having a baby would be amazing, but I’m pretty pessimistic about that right now. Let’s work on something tangible, at least by my standards at this point – enlisting in the Air Force and completing basic training.
I imagine that when I am accepted for enlistment and successfully complete basic training that I will feel accomplished and proud. I will be proud of myself for having accomplished such a feat – a feat that pushed me to be in better shape, physically and mentally, than I have in a while. I will be proud of the fact that I am serving my country, and that I am one of the few that chose to make that commitment.
10 Things for Today: 1. Get my lazy ass out of bed. I’ve been trying to do this since 8 am or so, but DH has been insistent that I stay in bed with him. This is a departure from our norm. He used to be the one that “couldn’t stay in bed any longer” and he’d get up and leave me there. Now, when I tried to leave, he tugs on my arm or my PJs. He says he lost a lot of sleep while he was trucking and is making up it. He’s also quite the snuggler and loves curling up with. I should feel blessed, I know, but I’m also one of those people who gauges her days on how productive she is. I have a list on my iPad that I’m trying to work through. 2. Go for a run. I’ve actually already plotted it out on Google Maps – 1.1 miles from my house, making a loop and returning home. The PFT standard for the Air Force is 1.5 miles, but I need to start with something manageable, especially since I’m dealing with the altitude here in CO. Mexico was nice because it was flat and straight, but now I’m tackling small hills and being beyond a mile high. 3. Convince DH to run with me. They always say it’s better with a partner! He challenged Trinnie and I to keep up with him last night. 4. Call the local AF Reserve recruiter. See if there’s a good time to stop into that office this week. I’m hoping to get a female recruiter, but I’ll take what I can get. 5. Download an ASVAB ebook test prep. Obviously, I’m not worried too much about the math portion – it’s the mechanical section that has me concerned. 6. Look into the ASVAB prep on Military.com. [See above] 7. Drink more water. I don’t keep soda for me around the house, but I do guzzle the sweet tea like nobody’s business. I need to start hydrating more. 8. Go to the bank. This will help me feel accomplished, as I’m making a substantial payment towards one of our credit cards. Slowly but surely, my friends. 9. Take down the Christmas decorations. This would REALLY make me feel accomplished today! 10. Meal plan and go to the commissary. Again, making me feel accomplished. It would also make me proud, as I’m trying to prepare for an evening when I can inviteSaraover for dinner! I remember how much I appreciated Noelle inviting me over for dinner when DH was deployed, and I’m trying to pay it forward, not to mention make a new [in real life] friend.
I’m a 31 year old Navy sister, Army wife - Air Force wife to a prior service Marine/Soldier, and an Air Force Reservist. I am a happy wife and mother. My husband switched branches and joined me in the Air Force Reserve. We look forward to a future of dual military service!