Saturday, April 30, 2011

full speed into {the wall}




expecting is the greatest impediment to living. in anticipation of tomorrow, it loses today.

lucius.annaeus.seneca



i've been off the net on our blog lately.
because without jeopardizing opsec,
i can say this:
we are in the home stretch.


but strangely enough,
knowing how close we are to the end
has made me even less patient with this deployment.
is that strange?
you'd think that the brighter the light gets
as you near the end of the tunnel,
the easier it is to endure.


but somehow, it's more difficult because it's almost over.
it's so close, you can almost feel it.
....and yet, not quite.


i've heard it referred to as "the wall".
that point in the deployment where you just feel like:
i'm over this.


does this sound familiar?
what do you do when you hit the wall?

5 comments:

Julie said...

I think I really hit the wall at about month 9 and now the end is so close I can feel it. However, it seems even worse now than it did a month into it. It's like I've hit the great wall of china or something now.

Poekitten said...

The end was the worst for me! I think it's really hard because you know it's almost over!

laureldandelions said...

You can do it! Creative outlet that time away, maybe that'll help.

JennyO said...

Absolutely. Hitting the wall is normal at that point. I think each deployment makes hitting the "wall" hit at different points, but the end is anticipation and eagerness compounded by constant change of the military tempo. Hopefully you'll be over that wall very soon.

Consider The Lilies said...

i know exactly what you mean! ugh. i'm at the wall and i have 5 months left :(

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