i know everyone says it is what you make it..i started teaching drum lessons, im taking a few classes at cmc, and i try to go to the gym often, i am a person who has to go go go. and after looking for a job for a year and only having 3 interviews i am giving up hope. i cant pursue what i WANT to do because there is no program out here for it. i feel i have no purpose here honestly, and especially with hubbs leaving in june it seems even more pointless. i have a few good friends, but theyre all either pregnant, moving back home or getting re-stationed. i miss having a life. but anyways, thats my pity party lol..
I don't necessarily say it is what you make it or we'd have a chili's and a target! But I do say make the most of what you have. Even if it's just a smile on your face. Try getting connected other ways. Such as a trip out of town once a month or getting involved in a volunteer program. That's a good way to do something that isn't about YOU. If you focus on you and you aren't happy then you wont be fulfilled. If you can make someone less fortunate happy you might feel better. As for missing having a life that's your fault. You don't need back home for a life it's just because that's all you knew. Go out to dinner or take a walk or go watch movies at the park. There is plenty to do around here kids or not for you to be that bored. It's about adjusting yourself for the life you chose. All a learning process.
I kind of miss it too. I am at CP now. One thing I don't miss, however, is being away from the water!! I miss the good friends I made in 29. I'll be making my first visit since I left in May! Who wants to give me a bed to sleep in? :)
I know I am def going to miss 29 Palms when my husband EASes. I come from San Antonio and there are just TOO many people! I LOVE never having to worry about traffic just to get to a McDonalds! lol I just LOVE small towns. We are even thinking of moving to a small town in the outskirts of Austin one day now. I LOVE IT HERE! hahah. Not to mention the mountains and wonders of the desert just amaze me. :D
i do those things! i go for walks, we go t the drive in movies, we do girls night and i love all of those. as far as volunteering, i am looking into the animal shelter :) im like a guy, unless im helping financially, i dont feel im doing much. but life goes on..
I LOVE never having to worry about traffic I just LOVE small towns.
Me too, on both of those. I am from Seattle and it's just too "go go go" for me. After getting a taste of the small town in 29, I have decided that I want to live somewhere in a small town in Oregon. :)
I will miss the sense of community here on base. I like seeing familiar faces all the time...Other than that I wont be missing anything else here in 29..Cali on the other hand, I will miss my fam/friends/beach/Albertos/chill ppl/ and everything else Awesome in CAli;:)
I love that I can just concentrate on the kids. When we lived in CP I had so many distractions that I didn't feel like I gave the kids all of my attention. Now I've been able to volunteer with school as well as sports. My life is my kids right now so this is really important to me. We also love the school they are at and would hate to move away from it. As bad as it sounds I love being away from family. We can concentrate on our family and not have distractions. Plus we can still see them seeing we are only 2 hours away.
I know im going to miss it when we leave in June. by the time we leave we will hit our 4 years here. But at least i wont have too many goodbyes to say most of my friends just went home for a deployment or have EAS.
i feel i have no purpose here honestly, and especially with hubbs leaving in june it seems even more pointless.
It's not pointless. You are out here in the capacity of supporting your husband. I am sure it means more to him than you realize that you are here with him. I'm sure he will do the same for you when he gets a chance.
I missed it here terribly when we pcsd from here.. couldnt wait to be back. I learned though that it was the group of friends that i had made here that i truely missed.. they made this place feel like home. Ive made a few good friends here but its not the same as it was last time. Once were better im determined to build on those though. :) I love the quiet small town.. no traffic and slower pace. I go home to visit and feel like my heart is racing and i cant catch my breath because its always go go go.