I’m looking for advice from people who have been in a similar position before. I’m a new GMO and pretty unhappy with everything. I’m not handling being so far from my spouse/family/friends very well. I’m trying to find positive things to focus on while I’m here, and then hopefully I can get a second GMO tour that is closer to home and then apply to civilian residency programs for once I’m out. My question is: what are some things I can do or be working on during a GMO to help me in the future? Any advice on ways to make the best of being in a crappy location doing a job that I had hoped to never do? Suggestions on how to turn this in to a positive in terms of personal relationships (spouse can’t leave their job so it’s a couple hours on a plane if we want to see each other in person)? Or just life in general? I’m sure I sound like a big complainer, but I’m having a hard time adjusting and think that if I find things to focus on during these next few years then I can just do my job well, get out, and never look back.