Living alone, even for a little while is a very good learning experience. There is a lot of time to just think. A lot of time to be alone and discover if you really like yourself. I have really enjoyed this small chapter in my life and am finding that I do in fact like myself.
It has been lonely at times but far less lonely than I had anticipated. I have a really stellar group of friends in California that have been so kind and giving of their time. And even though the one person I want to spend time with is gone for now, I have still really enjoyed cultivating new friendships.
For those that are interested Michael is doing well in training. He has to work ridiculous hours, and when I say ridiculous I do mean ridiculous. He works from 6:00am to 1:00 am (on the worst of days) and works 7 days a week! He does get a random day off every once in a while but for the most part he is doing at least 100 hour work weeks. Despite the long days he is enjoying the training for the most part. I get to talk to him on the phone everyday which helps a lot, and every conversation we talk about how we are one day closer to him being back home. I can't wait for that!