1) i want to be more serious of a person so i can be taken more seriously
2) i want to be more mature so my wife stops calling me immature
3) i want to stop overanalyzing everything
4) i want to stop worrying so much
5) i want to carry myself more confidently
6) i want to be more confident, period
that’s all for now
want to know the best feeling in the world? realizing you’re off for the next two days and don’t have to wake up early. yay! that means i get to stay up late and watch tv and drink coffee at night.
i’m in the process of growing my hair out and it’s driving me nuts. it’s like a bowl-cut mullet right now and i just wish it would at least even out so i can start doing cute stuff with it. the short hair was cool for a while, now i’m ready for a change :)
this might make me sound crazy, but i am totally ready for it to start snowing here. i am thoroughly enjoying the autumn here in cape may and i love the colors, with this autumn being my first “real” one ever in my life. (vegas has two seasons: hot and cold) but i am seriously ready to see the town decked in christmas decor! also, to go to new york and see the city in christmas decor <3 i can’t wait! and hot chocolate and sweaters and boots and all the other wonderful things about winter.. it’s going to be lovely :)
now, if my ears could not fall off from being on a boat in this cold, that’d be great..
omg! this is my first time posting since i graduated boot camp, which was almost a month ago! time freakin’ flies.. it was a great, humbling experience to say the very least, and i met a whole bunch of great people and got a whole bunch of great experiences out of it. if you read this and you are deciding to join the coast guard, i’d love to answer any questions for ya! boot camp isn’t easy but it’s not impossible as long as you know how to play the game.
one lesson that boot camp gave me that i am truly grateful for is staying positive even when the outcome seems like it’s anything but positive. i have been applying this to everything and because i am trying to have gratitude as my attitude, a lot of good things have come my way, and for my wife as well. we are settled in our house in cape may, nj (yes, i got stationed back here) and she has some good job prospects as well, which is very fortunate because this town is very quiet in the winter.
i am sure happy to leave vegas and experience living somewhere new, though! we miss our families but we have our own lives to live. besides, we will be back to see them again soon enough.
being in new jersey has afforded us the opportunity to do a little traveling and checking out nearby states. having never lived on the east coast, you can imagine it’s quite a culture shock for me, and i’m sure for the lovely wife, as well. next month we are going to spend christmas week in new york and do a lot of sight seeing and shopping. i am so excited because i am actually going to experience a real winter with real snow and i can’t wait to see new york’s awesome christmas decorations! i am already in the holiday spirit and it feels so wonderful.
well i just made a pumpkin pie so i am going to go eat it and watch tv with my wife for the rest of the night. till next time.
so I am sitting in the USO in Philadelphia, waiting for the bus to take us to basic training. I am so anxious and scared I may or may not shit myself. nevertheless, I’m about to embark on my journey, and it is going to be a bumpy but fun ride! I can’t wait to get back and blog about it. see you all soon!