Who am I??
My names Jayde, I'm a 24 year old, USAF Veteran and I'm married to quite possibly the greatest man on this earth. I'm from Muscatine, Iowa, but currently living in Bavaria, GERMANY! My husband is German and we met in Texas where we were both living at the time, so it's my turn to enjoy in his homeland for a while. My junior year of high school I already earned my certified nursing assistant license and was working in a nursing home since before I graduated. I decided that I didn't want to put the burden of college costs on myself for the rest of my life, and I absolutely did not want my family to feel responsible, so I chose to enlist in the military.
After basic training and technical school, which caused me to move 3 times already at age 19, I was stationed at Sheppard Airforce base in Texas. I was absolutely heartbroken. I was in Texas for basic training and I hated it. It was hot, everything was brown and dead because of the heat, it just wasn't a place for me. I'm from the Midwest and take so much pride in where I'm from. I was stationed there for 2.5 years before separating and I was ALWAYS trying to find ways out of there, I signed up for deployments, TDYS and base changes so many time you wouldn't believe it.
If I could go back, I'd tell myself to stop complaining because I was there for a reason. I met my husband in Texas. Sheppard AFB has the NATO program meaning they train pilots from all over the world, and with my job as an Aviation Resource Manager, I worked with all the pilots!
I injured myself during my service and had a spinal fusion by the time I was 21 years old. Not long after I was separated from the military and before I knew it we were married and moving to Germany!
It seemed insane but I don't regret a single decision I made. I believe 100% that everything happens for a reason and I just have to trust the path I was put on was meant for me. All the things I went through, good and bad, were set in place to strengthen me and lead me to where I'm supposed to be. I would do it ALL again, the not so good military experiences, the frustration and even the spinal surgery because I believe it was all meant to be.
When we moved to Germany, it was a BIG change. I left everything and everyone I knew to come to this foreign land and I can't even SPEAK to anyone!? I learned German through the required classes I had to take in order to stay in the country, through the transition into living in Europe, I had time to find myself. I decided to reinvent my life because now I can do anything my heart desires. I started focusing on myself and lost 6olbs! I completely changed my way if thinking and way of life. Its still a process, I am still currently working on re-inventing myself mentally, physically, and emotionally. It's a really hard change but I'm really just working to be the best me I can be. I'm working my hardest to figure out who I'm supposed to be in this crazy world.
My husband only wants what best for me. I don't know what I did to deserve this man but all he wants for me in life is my love, happiness and support which is reciprocated on both ends. He wants me to explore and figure out what I want to do with my life, our goals are to both find jobs that make you feel like you're not even working. I'm so thankful for the opportunities I've had in life and that he's given me. I'm so excited I'm able to find myself and have no restrictions on my life plan! I am able to explore my options to find my hobbies, talents and all the things I'm passionate about.
Therefore, my obsessions include, my family, bettering myself, photography and traveling! I still don't know my role in the world, so I'm just doing what I'm good at and what I love! Photography and exploring the world!