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Blair's Blog: Episode 6
Posted: Wed 01/02/2013 02:40 PM
Lindsey is so worried about hosting her battalion coffee, and it turns out to be a huge success for her. I know personally how hard she tried to impress the ladies that attended her function, and you can see for yourself that she cares about the way presents herself and represents her husband. It is a priority for her to uphold the Army traditions that have been set for officer's wives to live by. And, because this is important to Lindsey, as her friend, it is important for me to support her in her efforts.
I was thrilled to attend the cooking class with her and I wish that I had offered to help her even more, although, I think it was extremely vital for her to do it on her own. And, she did. I think the whole process gave Lindsey some confidence in her ability to make the impression that she wanted to.
For me, taking the first step in doing something for myself included 2 obstacles. One being leaving Colin in order to step away from my house. That in itself was a huge step for me. I really had a difficult time letting go. However, I can't think of better hands to have left him in than Rynn's. She is an absolute angel. I'm so glad she was there to push me. I don't think I would've done it on my own had someone not been there to encourage me.
The second obstacle was getting my mirror off the paper and into reality. This took a trip to "wood school" and a LOT of time putting together the frame as well as the fun part of adding the oyster shells to the frame itself. I really enjoyed making that piece. Not only is it a symbol of our experience in Alaska, because of the native organic materials I used, but, it also represents my progress while Brian was deployed and my ability to conquer some fears in taking the time to improve my well-being and to utilize the creative side of my brain, that which makes me whole!