30 May 2012

To Be Honest

As humans, we have moments in our life where we lack in areas. Mine has been blogging; as many of you can tell, and many other areas. I reached a moment where I felt I had nothing to blog about and honestly felt like I was going against what I was blogging. When I first started blogging I had a vision of how I wanted my blog to go.  I wanted to blog about our road to becoming debt-free, saving money, frugal living, and of course my love for my Savior, Jesus Christ.  Once my husband left for Afghanistan I started turning away from many of my paths.  We were working on becoming debt-free, but I stopped baking in the kitchen and turned toward convenience foods.  I stopped trying to save money and bought more luxury items.  Some of the luxury items may not be luxury items to others but it was to me.  Then the hubby returned home and my focus was on his healing.  After a few months of hubby being home we moved from Alaska to Wisconsin. 

After moving to Wisconsin I felt myself entering into a rut.  I was not depressed because I was closer to family and was excited to see what God had in store for us.  However, I was missing my Alaska lifestyle and my close friends.  I missed having people coming to our home, or sitting outside with my neighbor watching our kids play, or sitting at the local park with a close friend and having some serious heart to heart talks.  I felt out of the loop in a world of civilians.  The ratio of civilians to military is higher here than anywhere else we have been.  We have military here, but it is not an active-duty base and the "military family" atmosphere is almost non-existent. 

I was having a hard time adjusting to Wisconsin.  No matter how hard I tried I could not get back on track with our routines.

We arrived mid-January to Wisconsin and it is now the end of May.  I am feeling much better about our new life here in Dairyland.  New blessings have occurred here and the hubby has made a huge decision that will change our life come next year.  More on that tomorrow!

A friend came over yesterday to introduce me to her chore system she has in place.  I have adapted her system and added some of my items into the system so that it will work for me.  One of the items I added was blogging to my daily list. 

I miss blogging.
I miss my readers.
I miss the accountability of our journey.

I will be making some changes to the blog and may add some new items or topics, so please bare with me for a couple of weeks.

Blessings to you all!
The Forever Neighbor is back!

1 comment:

  1. We moved back to WI mid-December and it's been rough re-adjusting. I was only a military spouse for a short while, but military and civilian lives are so different. I didn't want to come back here either, which only made it worse. ((hugs)) Hope it gets better and that you find a way to make WI work better for you. I'm still working on that myself.



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