From growing up in Michigan to moving to California and now living in Virginia. This is my journey as a Marine Corps Wife.
I was adopted when I was 2 months old, from then on, I spent the next 18 years in one house with my parents and cat (he wasn't around for all 18 years).
I met my best friends in pre-school and sixth grade.
My grandma lived 5 minutes away.
I went to Central Michigan University after graduating high school.
I met another best friend there.
I studied journalism, business and marketing, and had a lot of fun.
I met Travis during my freshman year of college.
We dated for four years. During those four years he was stationed in Missouri, California and deployed to Iraq.
We got married 1 week, to the day, after I graduated college.
I moved to California the next day.
We left for our honeymoon the next day, Christmas Eve.
We didn't have much time to take a honeymoon (Marine Corps Life) so we took a quick cruise to Cabo.
We lived in California for 4 years and 4 deployments.
We adopted Goose a few months after we got married.
I adopted Maverick during Travis' 3rd deployment.
Our son, Brady, was born 3 weeks before Travis' 5th deployment.
We moved to Virginia at the end of January.
We took a windy road trip to Virginia. California to Arizona to Texas to Alabama to Louisiana to Tennessee to Michigan to Pennsylvania to Virginia.
We arrived at our new house in Virginia on Brady's first birthday.
We spent a few weeks in Virginia Beach and began to pray for orders back to California as soon as possible.
We are trying to make the best of it here, but we are miserable. Diseased mosquitos, diseased ticks (not to mention the ones they found with a new disease, only found here) red tides, brain eating organisms in the ocean, heat advisories all summer, not so good restaurants, the rude people and scuzzy beach town.
At least I'll be back in California for 9 days at the end of the month for work.
We haven't moved much and were fortunate to stay in California as long as we did, but I cannot wait to get back. If we can't go to California, I'd rather go to an embassy over seas than have to stay here or go to North Carolina.
What's has your moving journey been like?