Tuesday, April 8, 2014
See You After Basic Training!
This post begins my blog's radio silence for the next couple of months while I am away at Air Force Basic Training. I can't believe the day has finally come. I've been counting down now for months, and here it is. I'm so excited!
One of the biggest questions I've gotten after joining the Air National Guard and when people find out that I have to spend 8.5-weeks in Texas for BMT is, "But what about your blog?!" And despite how much I dearly love this blog, I had to face the facts—I was going to have to take some time off. See, in BMT it's not like we get social media and computer time each day. No way, Jose. I won't even see a computer, write a text or even get to think about Instagramming for the entire 8.5-weeks I'm down there. So while I'm gone, I'm truly going to be living in the moment and this place is going to be quiet for a little while (though, as a preface—there will be two special posts that go up while I'm gone—so stay tuned!).
While I'm at Basic Training—though I truly have no idea what to expect—I've been told that I'll be able to call home on weeks 4 and 7, so you can bet that Daniel's will be the first (and probably only) number I am able to dial. I'll have the privilege of receiving letters from my closest family members and friends, and I hope I'll have a few moments to write a couple letters in return. It's so strange to think about leaving my husband—my best friend—for this period of time. We do everything together, you know? Being apart from him is the most challenging part of all of this for me, but I know it will help strengthen our marriage. There's not much that feels better than being able to fully trust your husband and know that he trusts you right back. It's so neat to have such a good friend and partner in him. I'm so lucky!
As for me, I can't wait to see the person who I will have become when I march across those parade grounds on graduation day. I know she's going to be a warrior—and I can't wait for my husband, his brother and my mom to tap me out on the other side. What a special moment that we'll all soon be able to share.
If any of you are interested in what I'll be going through for the next several weeks, go to YouTube and search for Air Force BMT. You'll see lots of yelling, lots of push-ups, and lots and lots of other trainees who are doing exactly the same things that I'll be doing day in and day out for the next few months. There are probably going to be those days when I'm thinking, "What did I get myself into?" but I tell you what, I'm so excited to experience each day, each obstacle, each push-up. Because when I come out on the other end, I'll be an American Airman... and what an honor that will be.
Thanks again for all your support & encouragement. See you all in June. ♥— Future Airman Aunie, over & out!
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