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October 26, 2010

10 Reasons I am cut out for life in Alaska

Being told that you and your family are to be uprooted and moved to Alaska is a lot to take in. It is overwhelming and quite frankly, almost unbelievable. For us, Alaska has been on that ever famous list of “Places we want to go before we die.” And it was on our “Places we will accept duty while we are in the Military.” But needless to say, we didn’t think that a set of orders there would come so soon.

So, while I was feeling overwhelmed at trying to allow everything to sink in, I thought of 10 Reasons why I will fit in with life in Alaska.

{ONE} When I start taking college classes again in January and forget my homework…saying that “A bear ate it…” would actually be a believable excuse. Whether it was a lie or not, my college professors would be forced to stop and consider whether or not I was actually lying. The only way they would know if it was false, would be if it was winter and bears were hibernating. Oops

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{TWO} I never have to worry about my clothes being out of fashion…because everything from the waist up will be covered by a jacket or a parka anyway. Last season’s sweater? Who will know!?

{THREE} If I start feeling a little bloated or over-weight, I can simply blame it on the layers. Wanna lose 4 inches in less than 60 seconds? Lose the overcoat and the fleece jacket. BAM! You’re a size 6!

{FOUR} During the summer, having a tan would make me the odd-ball.

{FIVE} Not shaving my legs will no longer be called laziness. It will be called prevention…hypothermia prevention that is. {Don’t worry hubby, I hate not shaving, so you don’t have to stress over this one!}

{SIX} Think of all the money that I will save on manicures and pedicures. I won’t have any reason to keep my nails done because they will be inside of boots or socks and my hands inside of gloves or mittens.

{SEVEN} Same thing goes for clothes. I’ll save tons on clothing because most of the year I’ll be wearing boots…and who really needs 4 or 5 pair of snow boots?

{EIGHT} I will never have to worry about missing out on a “White Christmas.”

{NINE} I’ll be able to use the excuse, “Well, we had a blizzard last December. That’s why we didn’t make it home for Christmas…” and know that I’m not even lying.

{TEN} I will never again have to worry about my husband kicking off all of the covers at night or wanting to sleep with a fan going wide open. It’s Alaska. It will be cold. Blankets will be a MUST and fans won’t be necessary!


Seriously though, in all truthfulness, I could not be more excited about this move. I feel calm-though overwhelmed-that this is the right path for us right now. The adjustments will take time and it isn’t something we will fall into naturally, but it will definitely be worth the experience.

And lastly, I want to say Thank You again to those of you who have shown and are continuing to show your honest and heartfelt support of our move. To those of you who aren’t making up excuses about “how hard it’s going to be,” and “how cold it is” as if you are trying to rain on our parade, we appreciate it. So, so much more than we could ever voice. We are very aware of the sacrifices we are making, the things we are leaving behind and the huge array of changes that are coming to our lives. But we are willing and ready to embrace them and take advantage of all of the positives that are in store with this change. So thank you for you support and most importantly, your prayers.

You. guys. rock.

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