Saturday, January 01, 2011

Welcome 2011--a new chapter!

Most people begin a new year with a list of resolutions. I set goals that align with my personal strategic plan, and I reflect on the previous year. Looking back over 2010, I'm pleased with my accomplishments. It wasn't an easy year though--I can't count the number of times I said "you did WHAT?!" or something similar However, I can positively say that the number of times I said "I love you" was exponentially higher. Life has its ups and downs and requires forgiveness and understanding. And for the forgiveness, understanding, and love I've received--thank you.

So far, 2011 is looking good. I'm beginning the year at MI BOLC at Ft. Huachuca. It's hard to believe that I began this journey three years ago . . . I'm amazed at how quickly time flies.

With this new chapter in my life, I'm struggling with blog topics. So far, this blog has been . . . boring. I'm working on it, but there are many topics about which I cannot write. That's just the way it is. For the next four months, I plan to write about what it is like to be a woman and a Soldier . . . It's a little different for me because I'm beginning this journey at a later stage in life than most. There are advantages and disadvantages to this, and I'll do my best to share them.

So, from Ft. Huachuca, AZ . . . Happy New Year! Let's make it a great year!



Dennis Bauer said...

Keep up the good work, Soldier Traci. Just keep writing! Tell us why you like split pea soup, or something. Then there's always, "There I was ...we scampered along the rain be-soaked streets of Paris; Soozie and I, scared rats in a maze - the French Mafia in hot pursuit..." or something like that. I can never remember where that happened. But that would be fun. :^)

tk said...

LOL, it was Madrid . . . with Stefanie! And I'm NOT going to write about it!!!

tk said...

However, I don't know many people who have slept on a couch at the consulate in Madrid on a Sunday night/Monday morning . . . escorted in by the Marines. That was quite the adventure . . . glad it's over!