Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Why I Hope I Never Grow Up

Today marks the one-year anniversary of my first blog post. When I started this blog, I didn’t have any preset expectations, I just knew that I needed an avenue to write down my thoughts and hoped to inspire other military wives along the way. Now, I am thrilled to have been able to do so for an entire year.
A few weeks ago I read through some of my first posts. It’s funny how I am the one who wrote them, yet when I revisit them it's as though I am reading someone else’s post for the first time. It’s also funny how I was so confident in what I knew then, but one year later I can see how much more I had to learn. And there’s still even more.
Military life is unique in that it is constantly changing. Even if we do happen to be stationed at one place for several years, there are still many other things which fluctuate creating challenges and frustration. Military wives constantly change along with these things. Just when we think everything is finally going smoothly and we can relax a little bit, something changes forcing us to adapt and persevere along with it. We can learn so much about one situation and think that we know it all, but as soon as the tides turn we go from professor back to pupil and start the learning process all over again.
I hope that I never become too proud to think I know it all. I hope that I remain humble and willing to continually learn from life’s changes. I hope that I will never truly grow up. Because being grown up, to me, represents finality. It means reaching the point when I can no longer mature. I don’t ever want to be in a place where I feel like there is no more that I can learn.
 Last year, I knew some. This year, I know even more. But there is still plenty to learn through this military life and I cannot wait to see what lessons the future holds.

Happy Anniversary A Chance To Bloom!


  1. Happy 1 year Anniversary!! I always enjoy reading your posts. They inspire me to live a better and more appreciative life :)

  2. Happy Blogiversary! It's always crazy to go back and read old posts. But that's the fun part about doing this whole blogging thing, writing down your life and then watching it grow over time. Or should I use bloom? :)
    Found you via Wednesday Walkabout!

  3. I totally agree with you! I can't imagine not ever having anything more to learn from. Happy 1 year of blogging!

    Thanks for linking up for Wednesday Walkabout!
    ~Sarah, from GI Joe's Wife

  4. Blogging is a great way to journal, it's amazing to look back at some of my first posts. I hope that my current blogging voice is my 'true' one after not having a lot of confidence when I started!

    Stopping by from the Wednesday Walkabout!

  5. Congrats! Having just started blogging, a year seems so far away. Hurray for you and the things you've learned!