One of my favorite aspects of being associated with the military is knowing that we will never be in one place for too long. Maybe when our children are older and I am
a bit a lot wiser, I’ll long for more permanent roots, but for now, I am perfectly content experiencing new places and faces every couple of years. However, with this revolving door of new addresses comes a curse – I find myself daydreaming of the possibilities of where we could go next just a little too much. For example, we have lived in the Washington DC area for approximately 7 months and even though I hope we’re here for quite some time (I’ve got nothing but love for NOVA), I can’t help but picture our little family in other parts of our country and the world that fall within the realm of our possible locations.
While the list below doesn’t represent all the possible locations (sorry Texas and Florida, you didn’t make it onto my list of dream assignments), it does showcase a large chunk of opportunities in Clay’s career field and chances are we will at least end up at one or two of the following locations…not too shabby, right?
California wine country. I can already picture myself visiting winery after winery. I believe that it is important to immerse myself into the local culture so if drinking copious amounts of wine is what it takes to truly appreciate northern California – well, where do I sign up?
Hawaii. When talking with other military families, Hawaii is one of those places that is either loved or hated. The detractors usually have a laundry list of not-so-nice aspects (e.g. schools, local relations, traffic, etc…) but I have no doubt that our family would fit in just fine in the Islands of Aloha. While I haven’t visited Hawaii yet, I have been to my fair share of tropical islands and can’t help but become giddy at the prospect of spending a couple of years in paradise.
Seoul, South Korea. Even more polarizing than Hawaii, South Korea is a culture shock for many. If given the opportunity (fingers-crossed), Clay and I would jump at the chance to experience life on the other side of the world. Either go big or go home, right?
Seattle, Washington area. The Pacific Northwest is pretty much the only region of the United States we haven’t called home yet. If orders came to us from Seattle, we wouldn’t be disappointed in the least. You can’t beat the views!
Germany. The homeland. As of right now, Germany is pretty much our only chance for an assignment in Europe. The travel opportunities would be endless and it would be a lot of fun to trace our family roots through Germany and Poland.
Connecticut. This list ends with another location in the United States. I love New England and can rock the preppy-wear with the best of them. The seafood would be insane and the winters cozy and cold. If we end up in Connecticut, I just may have to learn how to sail. Ahoy!
Where are some places you could end up? Any dream locations?
Or do you long to stay in one place and just travel to new locations?