Sunday, October 19, 2014

No expectations, no disappointments

We all have expectations in life. They could be of people, a job or a goal we set for ourselves. When those expectations aren't met due to any sort of reason, we feel disappointment and at a loss. A lot of times these expectations are set not actually by ourselves but by the other person by their own repeated actions. They set a pattern and when they don't follow the set pattern, we are let down because we don't get what we are used to. I'm learning as I get older not to set any expectations on anyone but myself. I will only have myself to blame for any disappointment. I wish I had understood this years ago. It would have saved me so much time and heartache. I try to live my life by the golden rule, ya know "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" It's too bad more people don't live by that rule. It sounds good but how many people actually follow it and live it? I told someone the other day, "It's not in the talking, it's in the doing". The older I get, the less tolerance I have for petty bullshit. I have learned life is too short  and too precious to waste on people who don't respect you. Life should be appreciated and because no one knows what the future holds.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A new chapter brings us full circle!

We are back in Ohio. Our lives have come full circle in less than 5 years and OH what a journey it's been!! I started here then Washington-1yr, Missouri 1-yr, Hawaii 2 1/2 yrs. The last was absolutely my FAVORITE!!! I was able to get a good job, on my own, not because of who I knew. I made friends, good friends that I will miss dearly. 

We have been back for 3 weeks now and I still feel like we are just visiting, waiting for our return flight. That's probably because we don't have anything of our personal possessions but our clothes from our suitcases. It could also be because we have been moved around so many times, it's hard to feel truly at home. I'm looking forward to FINALLY having a place to put down roots, paint walls, plant a garden and host family parties!! This crazy life is all about give and take and compromise. We gave up our island paradise to be back where we came from. 

We are building a new house which should be done March 23rd. It's quite exciting and terrifying at the same time!! Thankfully Rick has a good job so we can make this dream possible!!  I'm looking forward to starting school but nervous too. A year FULL TIME is gonna SUCK!! I'm so worried that I may fail!! Does my brain even have the capability of learning more? The next 6 months will be incredible just like the last 5 years have been!! It sure is a wonderful life!!