[tap tap tap] Is this thing on?
I know it’s been a while. Please forgive me.
Since the last time I posted, I have been gone for 42% of the days that have elapsed. 139 days since 7 February - and counting. We’re once again on deployment, we had less than 9 months in between deployments. With 3 underway periods in between.
The good news is that the end is in sight - I’m leaving in a few months to transfer to our next duty station which is very exciting - shore duty here I come!
I’ve had a lot of things on my mind to blog about lately, as it gets closer to me leaving I feel like I’m regaining a sense of self that I’ve lost being here. I am smart enough at this point not to make any promises of more posting but I will say that I am hoping that I’ll have a few more posts before I leave the ship, and I definitely plan on posting more when I’m gone from here. In the meantime, here’s a picture of one thing that I absolutely love of being on the ship…the beautiful, vast, powerful oceans that we glide across on our way to do “the nation’s business”: