Hi guys. So I live on a small island called Okinawa in Japan. It’s probably the best place I’ve ever been in my life. I can’t complain because I have this beautiful place to call my home, but I do miss America…. The familiarity, the routine, the predictability. There’s comfort in that. I’ve realized in my life that comfort is a crutch. No progress can be made by just being comfortable with something. That’s part of the reason I joined the Marine Corps. I sat in my life of steaming pitchers of milk and blending frappuccinos for teenagers and businessmen and thought… Is this really worth my time? Am I really making progress in my life from this? Sure, it’s a good job, sure I’m making an amount of money that keeps me content. But is this really worth spending 40 hours a week of your life doing… I felt like I wasn’t living up to my full potential… Not yet. and maybe I was being a little impulsive and impatient, but that’s just 2 of the qualities of my existence. So I see my boyfriend, in his sexy service uniform looking like he’s going somewhere in life. He gets to go around the country learning, discovering new places, meeting new people… He’s really doing something that will affect him for the rest of his life… And there’s me, at home. Serving coffee at Starbucks. How cliche, how perfect, such a likely story. I hated it. I wanted to go places too. So I tried… I was motivated. I paid more attention to my diet. Drank a lot of water. And worked out to get in shape. I worked out harder than I ever have in my life. I was in the best shape of my life. I need to get back to that kind of thirst for change… I did it though. I enlisted…. Then BOOM… Boot camp. It all happened so fast. And everything went so smoothly, like it was meant to happen.„ like my path was already paved for me…. Not that it wasn’t hard, not that it didn’t hurt, not that it wasn’t a complete mind fuck… But that I got through it all. One thing came after the next…. I flew through my MOS school, faster than any other student that goes through it has before… And that’s not a lie. Marines wait for months to get into classes there… I picked up class the first day after the winter break was over…. I started my second class the same day I graduated from the first…. No wait time… No complications… It was meant to be. This was my destiny. I believe everything happens for a reason. God is there to guide you, he has a path set for you. It’s easy to see if you take time to acknowledge him. He guides me everyday. He gives me strength to keep going when I think things are too hard. I love that, I love that I’m here, I know it’s what he meant for me to do. I sometimes don’t even know how I got here… But I’m here.
Doing some animal doodles again.
This is Igor the Bear.
This boy has me, he has my heart and everything that comes with it. He is my bestfriend, the one person I want to share everything with everyday. The love that we share comes once in a life time, and yes, we’re far apart but that is only temporary. We are worth the wait. #loveispatient #loveiskind #loveneverfails