Don’t think ‘somewhere else’ is always better

By Senior Airman Melissa Baugher
Special to GUIDON

A friend recently made a statement that stuck in my mind. He said, “The two best bases I’ve ever been to are the base I just came from and the one I’m going to next.”

When I thought about it, I realized I am also guilty of making statements like this. I have been known to say, “I wish I could go back to high school” or “I can’t wait to get orders from here.”

Do you think like this? Do you wish you could go back somewhere, like college or an old base?

I remember when I was in high school, the place I once wished I could go back to. I couldn’t wait to graduate and be out on my own, away from my parents’ watchful eyes.

It wasn’t where I wanted to…