20.2.10

Part of It

Can't believe that it has already been 3 weeks down here in Alabama and it seems that the time has just been flying by way to fast, especially since next weekend all I would love for is if time could just stop but we all know that that is really hard to do. These past few weeks have been a blast and I'm just really bummed that I know my time here in Alabama/the U.S. will be coming to an end once again.  But then again it won't be for long since I will be back in July for a wedding and hopefully I can get the time that I want to take off but we'll all have to see about that.

I have recently found myself in a great place that I don't ever want to leave and it will only be emphasized with next weekend and how deeply I wish I was stationed here in the states. But I guess that's not what the big Man up stairs has planned for me right at the moment but I know that He will lead me in the right direction with this and everything else in the years to come. I feel that I have almost neglected this blog and have not been able to keep everyone up to date on my journey's but then again I am stuck in Alabama with really nothing to do other than learn about leadership here at ASBC.

ASBC has seemed to be a difference in what I have been used to in these past years with my own leadership skills. I have seen that since the beginning of this course I have been more assertive in my actions and my comments. I have been stepping up to the task at hand and getting it accomplished when asked to do so. Now this seems a bit orthodox for me since I have always been that person that is reserved and a bit shy, but who knows maybe this combined with another situation is the beginning of something very special.

As I sit here and think about all the things that I wish I can accomplish here in these last couple of weeks, I can only think that I am going to be setting my self short of all of those things that I truly hope to fulfill. Next weekend will be the culmination of many a day's discussions and topics of great things to come. Till then I can only wait for it to come just one day closer to that time...home here I come!

13.2.10

Every Thug Needs a Lady...

I know it's dark here, you know that I'm scared too
For some reason right now, of everything but you
Right now you're all that I recognize
You know I came here when I needed your soft voice
I needed to hear something that sounded like an answer
Now I wait here, and sometimes I get one

It's nothing I'll forget when the moon gets tired
You are stuck to me everyday
Believe in what I am because it's all I have today
And tomorrow who knows where we'll be
From here I can hardly see a thing
But I will follow anyone who brings me to you
For now, forever, for on and on and on

You know it starts here, outside waiting in the cold
Kiss me once in the snow, I swear it never gets old
But I will promise you I can make it warmer next year
You know I came here when I needed your soft voice
I needed to hear something that sounded like an answer
Now I stay here, and everyday I get one

It's nothing I'll forget when the moon gets tired
You are stuck to me everyday
Believe in what I am because it's all I have today
And tomorrow who knows where we'll be
From here I can hardly see a thing
But I will follow anyone who brings me to you
For now, forever, for on and on and on

So go plug in your electric blanket
We can stay in 'till our southern summer wedding day
Go plug in your electric blanket
We can stay here

2.2.10

El Distorto De Melodica

Once again its a new month and I find myself in another place other than my own, living out of a suitcase and paying rent for a place that I won't see again for almost 2 months. But then again I cannot complain since I am back in the states and able to communicate freely with the people that mean the most to me. To even add to this I am able to spend my birthday (which is today) with my closest friends from the past 4 years, which is pretty exciting for me knowing that I won't be spending it alone. I have embarked once again to another base that is holding the optimism of the ability to network with future acquaintances within the AF but also to help find myself as a leader among leaders. Even though at times I feel that this training may seem pointless, I know that it holds some intrinsic value to the development of my leadership skills as well as myself in general. With that being said I will always be looking back at this time in my young career as the building blocks to my hopeful success and bright future within the AF. Now onto the most important part of the day...

Birthdays just do not have the same glamor as they once did as a kid. When you were young, you made this day an ordeal that you hoped that no one could beat with the party, who was invited, where it was located at, etc... But now as I/we get older they just don't seem as important as they once did, they don't hold that same "wow" factor that mesmerized us as kids. They almost seem to morph into the concept of whats next, what do I have to do today, as to seem just like any normal day of the week that drags on through the hours and minutes that run our lives. As yet again another year has passed me by in a blur of both good and bad memories, I can only just thank everyone for being there with me through it all and help make it as good as it could have ever been.

I'm just wondering if this next year can be able to top all the fun and exciting things that I have done since my last birthday. I mean the culmination of Vegas, commissioning into the AF, moving to Germany, graduating college and meeting tons of new people from all over the world will be pretty hard to beat. I guess I won't know until my 24th birthday which I will probably see if I can't take a trip somewhere and spend it exploring Ireland or some place like that. Actually that sounds like a great idea for my 24th birthday, I'll go off to Ireland and tour the Guiness factory and just drink my way through Great Britain. Ha, anyone want to join?