I mentioned a couple months ago that we are currently on orders to Fort Leonard Wood. Stop the looks of disgusts and feel free to close out my blog if you have nothing positive to say. We are excited about going to Fort Leonard Wood for many reasons. The initial reaction when we tell people about our new home to be, we get a lot of negative reaction. It's tiring. The main thing that bothers me is that most people have no real basis for their opinion. Most people only know about Fort Leonard Wood because they or someone they know went to basic training there. Well I can tell you that every installation is very different outside the training environment. We lived at Fort Knox, KY for 3 years and liked it well enough. Ask most people who did training there and they hated it. Well I wouldn't like a place where someone yelled at me constantly, where I had to run and do lots of pushups. Where the only areas I got to see were training areas, places that caused me pain and caused me to be dirty and sweaty.
It can be discouraging when I get negativity about our next adventure. People just don't think. I've snapped at people recently about their reaction. I'm not trying to be mean, but we are excited and it's sad that people have formed an ignorant opinion.
We are happy about moving to Fort Leonard Wood and we look forward to whatever it brings. Life is about perspective and we try to look at everything in a positive way.
Fort Leonard Wood is also known as Fort Lost-in-the-Woods because of it's location and the fact that there isn't much around it. It may not be the most exciting place to be and perhaps it's out in the middle of nowhere but you know...as long as we are lost together, life will be great!!!