“Something difficult about your lot in life” is the topic for today’s part of the challenge.
At first I thought this would be a post regarding something I could complain about. As I thought about it more I narrowed it down to something that is difficult in my life but is not something I would complain about.
Why? Because I chose it. I chose to endure and overcome this difficulty.
What is it? It’s flying. It encompasses every aspect of my life. It determines nearly every decision that I make and a lot of decisions that we make in our marriage.
I see marriage as a team and together we support each other’s dreams, goals, and every aspect of our lives. AJ’s dream and passion is flying and basically his life will not be complete until he accomplishes his goal of becoming a professional pilot.
It’s hard and it’s difficult but this is my difficult lot in life.
There are so many decisions to be made when it comes to a career path such as his. Where should he acquire his training and ratings? How will we pay for it? Should he go through the military? Should he go civilian and fork out a few ten grand? When can we start a family? How long will his ratings take to acquire? How soon will he have enough hours? How soon could he be hired by an airline?
It’s a constant battle and a constant struggle to figure things out and agree on the same things. I try not to talk about it too often because I could talk the topic to death but it’s great to hear his ideas and thoughts that I know he’s planning on the side on his own.
I know that it’ll all work out the way that it’s supposed to. Things will fall into place and we’ll go the route we’re supposed to take. I have complete faith in that. I have to believe that or quite frankly I’d go insane.
In the end, after all the brainstorming and struggle, I am so grateful for AJ. I’m grateful for his ambition, his hard work that he puts into flying and I’m even more grateful that he has such a passion for it. I’ve never met anyone who is more dedicated to their craft than this man is to his. He does what he loves and he’ll never work a day in his life.