Thursday, April 9, 2009

why, georgia, why.......

well, we found out where we will be living for the next 4 years. if you couldn't tell from the title, we will be in georgia. officially we will be stationed at robins air force base in warner robins, georgia. i must say that, when we found out, i couldn't help but be disappointed. that is NOT anywhere on our list. for one-we picked all overseas bases. clearly that didn't happen. our backup list was charleston, tennessee, colorado, alaska and washington state.......not happenin either. what is going on!?

BUT then, as we sat at lunch, comisserating about being stationed in the "armpit of america", we began focussing on all the positives-we're half way between all of our family, an hour from atlanta and savannah, a few hours from the beach or mountains, we get 4 seasons, can get sweet tea EVERYWHERE we go, grits are readily available, and of course-ROADTRIPS!!! we haven't had a good roadtrip in years!

my lesson from this experience is this: i was so focused on the negative stuff since it wasn't where i was expecting. but once i changed my thought process, i realized that no matter where we live, it's what we make of it. wherever we go, we will find exciting and entertaining things to do. so we are headed back to the south, whether we like it or not.

plus, i know our families will be happy that we are going to be close. so that makes it all worth it.