I haven’t always been affiliated with the military in a deep way. Not too many people in my family have ever enlisted, and of the few boys I dated only one joined the services. But now, I’m more involved with … Continue reading 8 MilSpouse Stereotypes: True or False?
Y’all, it’s been a roller coaster around here lately. Adam’s deployment team got canceled, after he got pulled from it, after shit’s going down where he was supposed to be going… not to mention my mental health is on the … Continue reading Backtrack… He’s NOT Going to UFO?
Well dang. We’re just a month away from Adam being deployed for up to six months. How can this be possible?! Now, he and I have survived the long distance thing before. We’ve done more time apart and long distance … Continue reading One Month Before Solitude; Managing The Military
I am a dependant. A civilian spouse to an active duty serviceman for the United States Military. I DO NOT SERVE. Look… everyone is guilty at one point or another for saying things like “My husband serves his country for … Continue reading Dear Dependa,
Well… here’s the article that I was hoping I’d never have to write but knew that I would at some point. Adam is tasked for his first deployment. Yes, I am internally screaming. In all reality, I’ve known about this … Continue reading Tasked For Deployment
First off, this post isn’t about me- but it does concern me. Adam has recently graduated from Airman Leadership School (ALS)!! This means that he is now a Staff Sergeant and is allowed more freedom to be in charge. That’s … Continue reading Airman Leadership School (and how I survived)
There’s a lot that has to do with the future of the military. You have to think ahead to deployments, and to return dates. You have to think about the good and bad possible outcomes every time they leave the … Continue reading Managing The Military: Fantasizing Of The Future
I’m the first one to say it… Adam’s job sucks. The hours he keeps, the secrets he holds, and the workloads which never seem to lighten. This is true of most, if not all, military personnel. Their spouses seem to … Continue reading Managing The Military: Working Out The Kinks
The military- as stated by many people- is an entirely new family for anyone who joins. The military is a family of broken families; a family of lonely spouses, mix-matched loves, and an international bond that can’t be broken from … Continue reading My Military Family: The Island of Misfit Toys
Adam left for his training on Tuesday, and I still can’t quite wrap my head around the fact that I’m alone. I’ve been on my own before, and I’ve been without him before, so technically it’s not that different from … Continue reading I’m Alone… Now What?