Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The First Step


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.  
Thank you Facebook Messenger for letting me know when someone has read my message and yet they ignore it like it was never there.
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.


Ashley Bishop said...

Congrats on getting an active duty assignment for the summer. I hope you love it!

Jen said...

How awesome!!!!!

Kim said...

Love this post! Congrats on your summer assignment! :)

Roman Barnes said...

After reading all the good things that happened to you, I can say that life really is treating you well! Particularly, it’s a relief that you’re safe and didn’t get seriously injured after that car accident you went through. That’s definitely the silver lining. Enjoy your summer duty!

Roman Barnes @ Johnson & Johnson Law Firm

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