Being in the military sounds exciting. Moving to different places, making new friends, and experiencing different things. But itâ€™s also hard. That’s me on the right side waving at my dad’s ship when I was 4.
Iâ€™ve been to 6 different schools throughout my life. That means 6 different friend groups. Getting closer with your friends and knowing youâ€™re leaving them in a few months is so upsetting. Sometimes I sit in my room and just remember all the happy memories we had together. Itâ€™s all sad because most of the time I drift away from those friends. Iâ€™m more focused on the new place I am in and the new people I get to meet.
Virginia was my personal favorite place. Out of all the places, I would move back to Virginia in a heartbeat. I had so many great experiences in Virginia, especially with my friend group.
Then I found out I was moving. I hated the fact we were moving and IÂ just wanted to stay so badly. We moved, and I was devastated. I thought I would get over the fact that I moved like I always do. But this time was different. I made no attempt trying to make any new friends and was just waiting for the school year to be over.Â
We usually estimate weâ€™ll be living in a certain place for 2-3 years. I would count every single day and second. Every minute going by is a minute closer to moving back to Virginia. I started to pray to move back to Virginia. I hated the fact I had to leave my friends.
Luckily we still talk to this day. Every few days I would ask my parents when we could move back. I always got the same boring answer, â€œWe donâ€™t know.â€ I wish they did know so I can look forward to it.
Hopefully, we move this year. If not this year, I hope next year. Summer is supposed to be fun but how can it be when I have no one to hang around? I did make friends throughout the school year, but they are not the same. They donâ€™t have the same humor. The same vibe. They are not the same people.
While Iâ€™m back in Virginia for the summer, Iâ€™m going to make it the best. Iâ€™m not wasting time. Iâ€™m going to spend all my time with my friends. Weâ€™re going to have so much fun and hopefully one day weâ€™ll get the email, text, or call. Whatever it is. Saying weâ€™re moving back to Virginia.Â