Life as a military spouse can be difficult but how do you navigate life as a military spouse when you have an anxiety disorder? I’m getting raw and honest with you guys in this post and talking all about the struggles of life as a military spouse when you have anxiety. We’re going to talk about how I handle my anxiety as a military spouse as well as some actionable advice for you if you’re a military spouse struggling with anxiety and some great resources available to military spouses with anxiety!Read More
Understanding how to use Facebook groups as a new military spouse can be overwhelming to say the least. Whether you’re a seasoned military spouse or a new military spouse, navigating military spouse Facebook groups can be challenging for all of us! I put together some helpful tips we can all keep in mind when we’re using military spouse Facebook groups in this post!Read More
AM Coffee Talk posts are written the same day they are posted, over my morning cup of coffee. The purpose of AM Coffee Talk is to open the door for honest conversations about topics that may be taboo, unconventional, scary, emotional, etc. Issues and current events that we’re dealing with in our daily lives. Today’s AM Coffee Talk topic is all about learning to be flexible as a military spouse.Read More
Today's post is kind of one of my favorites I've written in a while. I was able to test out R. Riveter's new Corbin backpack before it was released to the public and Y'all, I am obsessed. But this post is pretty much me fangirling over the namesake for the backpack. Trust me, you'll understand why when you hear more about Margret Corbin.Read More
Something I get asked a lot as our engagement has progressed is "how are you preparing yourself for marriage?" To be honest, the thought never really crossed my mind in my single years, like it probably should have, but as our wedding date has drawn closer and closer, I've noticed that I've been focusing a lot more on not only preparing myself for marriage but for a military marriage as well.
Wow, wow, wow. That's all I can say right now. I realize that I completely forgot to touch on this on the blog a few weeks ago but Justin recently found out which branch of the Army he will be in along with the rest of the Class of 2018. In just 51days we- I say we but Justin will be the one there and actually picking the envelope- get to choose our first duty station! This past Friday, all of the branch allocations were released meaning we have an idea of the types of units are at which posts and how many slots are available at each of those posts. If you're overwhelmed, join the club because that makes two of us!
Justin and I spent almost all of Saturday evening researching our options. You would not believe the amount of digging it takes to find out basic information about posts! After posting on Instagram and chatting with a fellow gal about finding information, I decided that I need to write this post and get it up ASAP for those of you in similar positions.
Let me just preface this by saying that I had to REALLY dig for this information. I'm also fumbling through all of this as I go so I'm by no means an expert. I just wanted to share some of the resources I did find in case you're researching duty stations as well!
Anyways, choosing your first duty station is a HUGE deal. I'm low key freaking out about where we're going to be. This is where our life is truly going to get started and where we'll most likely buy our first home. Big deal, right? I wanted to make sure we are making as informed a decision as possible so looking up each possible post and discussing it was a no-brainer for me. I hope you find some of these resources as helpful as we did!Read More