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Jason Pawlak

Husband, Dad, Navy Officer, Coder, and Tinkerer. I have many interests and am always looking to learn something new. This site is a launching point to the many areas of the Internet that represent me.

Year of change

Quite the year 2010 promises to be!

March I get married June I graduate from college August I report to Officer Candidate School for the Navy in Newport, Rhode Island And then depending on the needs of the Navy, I’ll either end the year with some time in Cincinnati or spend some time at Information Warfare Basic Class in Pensacola, Florida

There are two types of change occurring this year.  One of exciting uncertainty and the other of perfect clarity.

People always ask me what I’m going to be doing as an Information Warfare Officer.  I always tell them the truth … “I honestly am not 100% sure.  But the uncertainty of the job description is one of the attractions.”  For the past few years I have always made it a point to write at least one post each month.  I honestly don’t know if this blog will survive past August 1st, 2010.  I have no idea what is truly in store for me.  This would of course fulfill the exciting uncertainty role.

As to the change that has perfect clarity, I don’t feel the need to make this a mush fest blabbing on about my feelings for the future Mrs. Melissa Pawlak, but let’s just say that I have never known anything on this world to be more perfect than the time I spend with her.  In the craziness that will surely ensue this upcoming year, I know that whether I am sitting right next to her or on the other side of the world, she will be my constant.  This upcoming March when we each say our “I do’s”, that moment will be the best change of my life.

For no reason other than just wanting to look, I was scouring Google for poems on the topic of “change”.  I came across a poem titled: “My Comfort Zone” written by an anonymous author.  Here is an excerpt that I liked:

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win. I held my breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin. I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before, I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door. (via [](

And for moments when I am not nearly as excited about change, here are a few Bible verses:

Don't you know? Haven't you heard? The LORD is the eternal God, Creator of the earth. He never gets weary or tired; His wisdom cannot be measured. (Isaiah 40:28) Jesus Christ never changes! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father who created all the lights in the heavens. He is always the same and never makes dark shadows by changing. (James 1:17)

Happy New Year everyone.  I am excited 2010 is here and am ready to get started.

Ready, Set, GO!

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