Sunday, October 31, 2010

Day 2-Meaning behind blog name

My blog name is 'Learn as you go'

I didn't know what to name this blog for so long, and it took me a while to finally decide on a name. When the day came to name the blog I was thinking 'Life is a dance, learn as you go', but that was really long so I decided on 'Learn as you go'. I truley believe that you have to roll with the punches that life gives you, and if you do you will enjoy the adventure. :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

30 day blogging challenge

This challenge was started by Katies Journey, and they are over half way done by now and I am just starting it. I hope to be able to complete this, but we shall see.

Day 1- Introduce, Recent Picture, and 15 Interesting Facts

Well what can I tell the world about myself, my name is Jaclyn and I am 22 years old. I am a online student at Ashford University with hopes of one day becoming a high school Psychology teacher. My husband is amazing and he is the love of my life. He is in the United States Navy, and we are currently stationed in Japan for the next one and a half years. My friends are the best there is, and can always bring a smile to my face. I like to be involved in the community. I am currently a substitute teacher at an elementary school, and I love it. :)

15 Facts

1. I grew up on a carnival and traveled around 8 months of every year for the first 12 years of my life.
2. I have always wanted to have a pig as a pet, but it will still take some convincing to get Joe on board with the idea.
3. I gave up dark soda and chocolate for about 3 years, then I moved in with my husband, that went down the drain.
4.  I am almost 5'5" and I wear a 6-7 size shoe depending on the brand
5.  We have 2 furbabies.. a miniature pinscher named Jinx, who is currently living the life in Florida until we get back to the states, and a crazy cat Lune who we got here in Japan.
6. I love bubble baths, books, and my Iphone
7. Most people think I am a lot older than I am, people never guess that I'm only 22.
8. I enjoy scrapbooking and taking photos
9. My favorite movies are the Jurassic Park movies, and The Mummy movies :)
10. I am addicted to calendars and planners, I have about 5 of them. Oh Im also addicted to office supplies
11. My favorite store is Forever 21, but I have to buy my jeans from Charlette Rouse.
12. Everything thinks my hair is beautiful but there are days I just want to color it again
13. I just started wearing contacts again after almost 2 years of just glasses.
14. My favorite TV shows are; Greys Anatomy, Bones, CSI:New York, and NCIS: LA
15. I keep a bucket list and a 101 in 1001 list


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Change of plans

Well I was gone because we were told the boat carringmy husband would be home this weekend, but thanks to this Typhoon that has changed... So starting tomorrow I will be back.

As for tonight, I am going out with some wonderful ladies!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Some things..

There are a few things I want to start doing more of...

1.Bowling- I haven't been bowling since before J left on this deployment, and I would like start going again. I'm never going to get better if I don't get some practice!

2.Reading- I have been slacking BIG time lately and I would like to start reading more often.

3.Saving Money-need to start saving more...plain and simple.

4.Working Out-I want to get into shape, and in order to do this I need to go to the gym.

5.Blogging-I have been slacking seriously.

In celebration of cleaning my house top to bottom, I am going to start a 30 day blogging challenge. :)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big Sigh

Right now I just need to let out a big sigh... I am one of those people who hold things in. It is a bad habit of mine, and I am slowly starting to break it. This is one of those days I boil over a little bit.

Here are the things I want to get off my chest:

1. I am 22, with no children(we are trying), and I am a minority.. In the military community it is known that many people get married young and immediately start having babies.. well we live in what many people call a "fish bowl" because the base is so small and your always running into someone you know. The pregnancy rate here is sky high, so everywhere you go there are pregnant women. Yes, it is true I am jealous.. I should be pregnant right now, I should have a growing belly and a baby on the way, but I don't I was that person that miscarried, the girl whose heart was shattered into a million little pieces, and she is still trying to pick up the pieces. Anyway back to my point... Why should I feel like I am less of a person because we don't have any children yet, and I do. Its a crappy feeling, and I wish it would go away.

2. Yearly Deployments...this is just a rant, I can't stand being forward deployed.. I hate spending 5 months a year(if that) with my husband. I can't wait till we leave here

3. Drama, Drama, Drama....Take it to your momma. I don't want to be in the middle of your highschool crap. What is the point? Your only making yourself look bad.

4. Am I less of a person than you?... Don't you hate this feeling? Yes my husband and I are what many would consider young, but who cares. Yes, I dropped out of college, but I am back in school and on my way to earning my degree. Yes, my husband is a lower rank, does he rank make us who we are? I guess it does.. but why? Don't get me wrong, I have a few friends or acquantences who are officer wives and they are great people, so why must all the others judge me? You don't know anything about me, you don't know what in my life has brought me here today... basically, don't judge me unless you truley know me.. then if you don't like me we can go our seperate ways.

5. Knowing the next chapter in our lives is coming, but is yet still so far away.. JC isn't re-enlisting, so basically this is it for us. No more Navy, and a part of me jumps for joy. I know this is the path for us, and this will make JC so much happier. We know where we will go after this, we know what we want, yet we can't touch it yet. I just want to reach out and grasp it and pull it closer to us. I want to start planning and it not seem so far away. By the way, we will move to New York, where JC grew up and build a house on a piece of land his parents own. I saw some pictures of it today and my heart just melted.

6. Becoming a 'civilian' again.. moving onto the next chapter isn't without fear, and my fear is that I won't know what to do with myself. This coming Christmas will be my first time visiting the town I will call 'home' in a couple years, and I am nervous, not that i won't like it, but that I won't know anyone. Being a part of the military community has given me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people, and it was 'easy' to meet people. Now I don't know what I will do, and that scares me. I like being involved in the community, and I will have to hunt down ways to be involved. It is part of the unknown that has be fear becoming a civilian again.

I feel a little better now. A little I guess. Honestly, I think it boils down to I don't want to live here anymore.. we have about 22ish months yet.. it seems never ending. 

I am ready for my husband to be home, that will make things better.

Okay I'm done :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I am dropping the ball here..

Where is my motivation? If you find it will you please send it back to me, I would really appreciate it. Things have been crazy busy around here, which is a good thing, but somethings have to take the fall, and blogging took the fall last month.

I swtched somethings up with my 101 in 1001, I know your prolly not suppose to, but I did. I removed things that we petty and added things I wanted to really accomplish. I have already accomplished 6 goals! To me that is amazing that in one month I can accomplish 6 things, go me! So far I have accomplished:
  1.Cook on a grill - I cooked hotdogs on my friends grill, they were delicious.
  2.Ask JC 15 questions that I don't know about him- he thought is was cool that I was digging up        questions to ask on things I had no clue what the answers were.
  3.Wake up before 9am for 30 days-I did it! I love my sleep so I thought this was going to be a challenge, but it wasn't. Now I just need to move it to 8, then 7 then 6!
  4.Go on a $400 shopping spree- this is not somehting I can really ever do, but I did it!! I got some new clothes from Forever 21 for my birthday, and it was the best. I love all my new clothes!
  5.Own a "little black dress"-wait until you see this dress, it is smokin'!
  6.Get dress boots- boots in Japan are a big thing and i fell in love, last winter I didn't get any, but I did this year. I can't wait till it starts really cooling down so I can wear them.
So there is my list so far, I have started on some other goals and will be marking them off as I go. I am trying to accomplish all of them before we leave Japan(summer 2012), just because I think it would be cool to accomplish everything before then, but I know some of them can't be done until after.

I have been debating starting some blog challenges, most of them are 30 day challenges and while that is great, I will most likely loose interest in it. Plus with this deployment coming to a close it might not be the best timing. We shall see.

Okay that is all I have for now, I just got back from the Dentist, so Im going to baby myself and curl up and watch a movie on the couch. :)

Have a Fantastic Wednesday!