Are you moving this summer? Summer is PCS season and so many military families will be going to a new duty station in the next few months. Some military families will be excited to PCS, and others, not as much.
PCSing can be such an amazing thing. Moving is a fresh start, and while super stressful, can be an exciting part of military life. When I talk to military spouses who have been doing this forever, they have such a fantastic list of places their family has called home.
In case you are feeling down about your future PCS, or maybe you just want a laugh, here are 9 reasons why PCSing can be amazing…in GIFs.
You get to have a new, or at least new to you house
Maybe it isn’t everything you ever dreamed of, but you will be able to make a home somewhere new, and sometimes that is refreshing. Even if it does look like a pineapple.
Find new friends!
I know how hard saying goodbye to your friend circle is and doing so if never easy. But after a PCS, you have a chance to make new friends. Some of them will be in your life forever, and if you are struggling with friends at your current duty station, you can look forward to starting over somewhere new.
You can get away from all the annoying bugs your current duty station has
Some duty stations get the nastiest bugs, others? Not so much.
You love the snow and are excited about being in a place that gets some
But be careful, I heard that Colorado just got a bunch at the end of May. Be careful what you wish for.
You hate the cold and now you won’t even need to own a coat
But even in Hawaii, you might want a sweatshirt, or so I have heard.
You want a big reason to get rid of all the stuff you said you would get rid of years ago
Does it give you joy? No really? Does it?
You need some space from your family who happens to only live two hours away
At first, being two hours away sounded lovely, until that meant you were required to go to every single family function. You love your family but you really want some space.
You want to see the world and you figure that Germany is the perfect place to start
From Germany you can see most of Europe, and then beyond. It will be fabulous…hopefully…you do have two babies.
You are finally going to be at the same duty station as your best friend
Finally! The PCS gods looked your way and you and your BFF will have the time of your lives, even if your spouses do have to deploy.
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