justanotherrunningmother:

4 years ago I went from MIDN to Ensign.

It’s been almost five and a half years since these photos. I’ve learned a lot in those years, both good and bad. I had some of the lowest lows and highest highs in that time as well. Still, after all the “life experiences” I went through while serving, I wouldn’t change or trade it for anything in the world. I grew a lot and learned a lot about myself. I miss my military life more than I thought I would but I’m grateful for the time I had. Thank you to everyone (friends, family, and strangers alike) for your support. It made the rough times easier to get through.

On vacation in CA so no weekly recap today. I’m going to try to get it done this week but I’m not guaranteeing anything.

I’m keeping up with my running out here. It’s super nice being able to run in short sleeves and shorts at 6 AM. It’s supposed to be in the high 70s/low 80s all week. I’m definitely not used to this kind of weather anymore!