D and I got more news about the whole D.C. situation. A few weeks ago we got the bad news that while I could get orders to D.C., D would not be allowed to follow me. We had to make a choice. I could either turn down the job, and we would stay here together. Or I could take the job, but I would have to sign a waiver saying the I did not want to be stationed with my husband. Uh…
My first instinct was to turn down the job, no job is worth having to be away from D for three years. But D and others said that I should take the job since it was a once in a career sort of position. I asked for a week to think about, and D and I asked our leadership to see if they could call in some favours and get Dan a place in D.C. too. It was a painful wait, though only a few days, until we got an answer: If Megan has a job in D.C. then we will give D a job there too. Woohoo!!!! ….Right?
Well not so fast. We found out this week that we will not be going to D.C. until “after February”, which is a lot more in the future than we were expecting. And we still don’t know anymore than that. Also, Dan’s unit here will not release him from his deployment, despite the fact that there is no reason not to send someone else. So in/around February, when I am getting ready to move to D.C., Dan will be heading to the Middle East for six months. And once he’s back he will still be stationed here for a couple of months before he can go to D.C.
I am not really sure how I feel about all of this. I am excited to be moving to D.C. and have an awesome job, but I am very nervous about having to deal with all of this by myself. Hopefully D will be around when I get my report date, so we can start looking for a place to live together and I’m not stuck making a decision by myself. And hopefully we’ll know where he is going to end up before he deploys so that we’ll know where we should live.
On the plus side, since we know we’ll be here for a while we have started a few projects. First, we’ve both started our Masters programs. Which is exciting, but at the same time online school is way less motivating than having to go to class and have in-person discussions. My goal out of this is to have an advance degree under my belt, as well as eight years of experience, once I get out.
My next project is to join a small group at church, something I kept putting off because I thought I would be leaving. I’m think I’m just going to join one that is a sermon-based so that I can get my feet wet, and go from there. Also, at the last baptism service I realised that I need to be baptised. That baptism is not just about you accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, but also a public sign of that. I have prayed about it, and feel that this is something I am suppose to do.
That’s enough deep thoughts for now.