April 15, 2015

That PCS Slump


This picture of my closet shelves pretty much indicates where I "am" right now. Once upon a time, these shelves were organized and neatly folded and stayed that way for a while. Now it's just a random pile of basically clean clothes that I guess I could spend a half an hour getting into shape, but why? It's all going to be gone soon.

They started a new Women's Bible Study unit at our church, and I guess I could go and try to meet some people, but why? We're just going to be gone soon. (Aside, of course, from the fact that the class is during Baby G's morning nap and if she misses that the whole day is SO much longer)

We've been thinking of getting new bedroom furniture (and new dog beds) but that seems silly to do BEFORE they are put it in crates and shipped across an ocean.

I'm afraid to start any project that takes more than an hour to complete. I can't be sure I'll get the chance to come back to it before we leave, if I get interrupted.

I feel unsettled, and I don't like that. I like feeling settled, grounded, stable. It's not the clutter, it's the transition.

I'm ready to be sure-footed again. Yes, starting over, it takes a while to get to that place. But at least it will feel like it'll be worth the effort.

I'm so ready for this PCS to be over.




13 comments:

  1. So understand what you mean. Although, we just moved in and our closet looks like a big heap. I just don't have the energy to go through all the clothes, find hangers, put them in a yard sale box, or just put them away for later. Our reality is that we'll only be here for maybe 18 months, possibly less. I just don't feel like putting forth much effort when I know this is temporary. ANYWAY.


    We bought some great furniture while we were in Hawaii! The furniture store near the NEX, and the one on the MCB at Kanehoe are super nice and have pretty good prices. We got our couch (the one we sold before this move) at the MCB, and our bedroom furniture came from the furniture store on Schofield. :)


    Have you gotten your UAB list together?

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  2. That was the one thing I did not like about CCC, I always felt so unsettled and it was not a good feeling at all.

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  3. I hate the unsettled feeling. I have been putting up pictures and doing some of my projects lately even though we are expecting orders any day! It's helping to keep me busy and also to kind of "bloom" during this waiting season.

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  4. I am totally there with you!

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  5. How soon until you guys head over? I was always like that too before this PCS.

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  6. Ugh, no. I need to. It keeps getting pushed to the back burner. Maybe that's a project for this weekend.

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  7. It's hard to really invest when you know temporary is really really temporary.

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  8. Good for you! I probably wouldn't have put up any pictures at all if SoldierMan hadn't been intent on doing it when we first moved here. I'm glad he did, though. (There's a lesson for ya!)

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  9. Not for another few weeks or so. So still a ways to go, actually. Maybe I SHOULD clean up ;)

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  10. I agree! I really don't even feel settled here, we will be here 1 1/2 years at the most and that has me a little frazzled.

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  11. I felt that way, too! Even now getting ready to leave Hawaii is giving me that feeling. Why bother when we only have a small amount of time left?

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  12. I completely understand what you mean! I'm going through that right now. Every time I feel eager to do something, I'm like, "What's the point? We're leaving soon anyway." *sigh*

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