Friday, April 5, 2013

3 weeks

During a random interaction at school yesterday a girl asked me if I had ever lived alone.  My response was no at first but after a little thought I said yes.  I am currently living alone and have been for the last 3 weeks.  And will continue to live alone for the next....  who knows.  The really convenient, nice, and helpful thing about having a spouse in the military is they don't really tell you when your spouse will be back.  I will probably see him at the beginning of May but who knows? 
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!