FMF: Close

Five Minute Friday: Close

I have a pretty energetic personality. Which is why I was totally surprised to figure out that I’m an introvert.

I’m an INTJ… “the mastermind” which is supposed to be the rarest type for women, except all. of. these. chick. bloggers. are INTJs. Seriously there are so many it is hard for me to understand why this type is rare… Other INTJs (Good guy ones…): Obi Wan Kinobi… and Gandalf.

the-hobbit-gandalf

So at least that makes me feel boss.

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31 Days- Waiting on Baby

Welcome!

I’m Fly Mom. My husband and I met while both serving as helicopter pilots in the Army. Hence the bloggy name. :-) Sorry for the alias, but I have an extremely unique first name and unlike the Nester am still afraid of the unibomber…

I am so excited to be participating in The Nester’s 31 Days series for the second year in a row!!! The two biggest reasons are:

1: I STARTED my blog with her series last year. :-D Happy Blogiversary to me. :-)

AND

2: This year we are expecting a new addition to our family which birthed (pun intended) the topic for my series!!! :-D

Waiting on Baby.

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Good Enough

I am a perfectionist.

Not in everything, but in specific areas… In my last few jobs in the Army I flew a desk. :-) In those positions everything was about numbers. I became a spreadsheet and power point Diva. My colors, columns, and automatic formulas were flawless. My power point slides, would have pleased Adrian Monk with their uniformity. Unfortunately I was not the keeper of all the numbers that needed to be reported… So more often than not someone was turning something in late. That meant I had to update things minutes before meetings. On one such occasion my supervisor (one of my favorites ever…) came in, looked me in the eye and said…

Perfect is the enemy of good enough.

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Some Gave All…

“The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.” – G. K. Chesterson
What is it about military service that defines you to your very core?
The tightening in your chest at the sight of Old Glory. The tears that well up (but you refuse to let fall) at the sound of the National Anthem. The tears that you cannot hold back at the sound of TAPS. The need to stand at the I’m not in uniform version of parade rest (hands clasped one in front of the other both in front of your body, with feet shoulder width apart) when in civilian clothes. The awkwardness of not knowing whether you should put your hand on your heart or salute when previously mentioned things happen.
The transition from Soldier to Veteran has been has been a bit awkward and sad, but I will carry the memories of the things I learned and the people I loved during my time in service to the last of my days.

There were three females who made it through my flight school class. Molly, Jaime, and I.

20121006-231454.jpgJaime Lynn Campbell KIA 7 January 2006

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31 Days- In Remembrance

This weekend I ran a 5 k with friends. Well… walked a 5 K. I think unless you were in the first wave of participants, running is not actually an option at a Color Run. There are just so many people and traffic gets clogged at the color stations…

That however, did NOT make it any less fun!! If you’ve never been to a color run, I highly recommend it. It is a super fun day of colorful awesomeness.

{Photo: Geeky Place}

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