I've never been an incredibly fit person. Apart from a few furious yet short lived bursts of exercise obsession when I was younger, physical activity has never really interested me that much. Sports are even worse. I can't imagine anything more horrifying than having to run around and interact with other people while my sweaty,… Continue reading Why I Do Yoga
What is it about being an army wife that lets me put off everything else in my life with the excuse that I just have to do some washing, make his lunch, plan a get together with the boys, or do a million other non-essential things for my partner? Aside from just feeling generally awful… Continue reading The Mid-Week Slump
Before I jump into this article, I wanted to tell you guys a little bit about the title. I started this blog to explore my life as an Australian army wife, and for me that meant exploring all aspects of my life. My mental health has always been a big part of my life, but… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better
Autumn is my favourite season. Always has been, always will be. Because of how much I love flowers and sunshine and baby animals and warm fresh air, people usually assume that Spring is where my heart lies, but as much as I have tried to change things, I get really bad hay fever and violently… Continue reading What Ever Happened to Autumn?
The past few weeks of my life have really been sucking. I don't want to get into it right now and bum you all out on a Friday afternoon, so instead I'm going to give you a quick pre-weekend update about what I've been up to lately. As I write this post I am sitting… Continue reading A Simple Friday Update
Do you go out of your way to run through the autumn leaves? I absolutely do! When I was studying on campus there was this great long pathway to the carpark which was lined with trees, so in autumn it would get absolutely swamped with leaves, and it would make my day to stomp through… Continue reading Early Autumn Tag!
I've never really been the kind of person who talks openly about their mental health. Despite spending many years of my life attending conferences, hosting fundraisers, and doing lots of work with mental health organisations to encourage people to be open about their experiences with mental health, I've never really been able to take my… Continue reading Coming off Anti-Depressants
My first move as an army wife was definitely my hardest. But that's mostly because I wasn't even technically an army wife then (even less technically than I am now!). My partner and I weren't de facto at that point, and we had only been together for just over six months. On top of that,… Continue reading The Story of My First Interstate Move
For me, one of the most unexpected results of moving from New South Wales to Queensland was the change in time zones! I was prepared for the heat, I was prepared for the mosquitoes, I was mostly prepared to deal with the extreme winds that come with living on top of a mountain. But I… Continue reading Tell Me Your Time Zone!
At the moment, my partner is asleep. He's been asleep all afternoon, starting when he got home from work and he's still going strong as I'm getting ready for bed. Now I understand why he's tired, I really do. His work has been extra physically demanding this week and the weather has been awful. And… Continue reading When You Need The Support of Your Spouse
One of the most obvious differences between a traditional job and a career in the army is the high standard that all aspects of the defence member's life is held to. Instead of my partner's job ending when he comes home, he has to constantly stay on top of his health and fitness, be able… Continue reading The Constant Demands of Army Fitness
I've really been loving doing tag posts lately, so I thought I'd put up another one. But don't fear - this one is a lot more army wife specific! Let me know in the comments below if there are any other tag posts you want to see, or if there are any topics you want… Continue reading Military Spouse Tag!