I constantly remind myself why I started this blog. In my short life I have learned so much, but the most important lesson I have learned is this:
Life is good.
I decided that in my effort to continually keep my head up and work towards bigger and better things, I want to share 5 things a week that demonstrate just how good life is. I'm sick of complaining about all of my petty first-world problems.
I promise, this isn't the worst thing that ever happened to you.
I'm ready to embrace the fact that there is so much more to life than the bad/stupid stuff. It may not always seem like it, but if you ask me, the first step is looking at the good parts. Some people have gratitude journals, I have this.
1. I was able to apply and get accepted to an active duty assignment for the summer. I get to spend my whole summer on an active duty base working, playing, and seeing old friends. I am so excited to have this opportunity.
2. I got approved for my first real line of credit besides my car loan. I am super excited about this. I'm working really hard to get all my finances in line and build my credit. I have big financial goals for a young'un and I am so glad I get the chance to work on them.
3. My civilian job is so patient with me and lets me jet off to different places whenever I have to. The Army is taking me far more places than I expected and I am quite fortunate to have such a flexible boss that just wants it to be smooth sailing.
4. I have awesome parents that understand my need to...ramble. They let me live at their house rent free and deal with all the messes I make. There is a slight possibility that this is because I make a mean batch of enchiladas but either way, they put up with me and I am so lucky to have them.
5. I got into a major car accident and walked away with a tiny scratch on my knee and some lessons learned.
Being able to look at the bright side is something that I have learned over time. I haven't always been good at, but it has truly improved my quality of life more than I can even comprehend. If you happen to see a few things in your life that make things work right, maybe stop and appreciate it for a minute. You never know how good it can make you feel until you try.
Katie @ Chalk it up to Better Luck