My Experience With Long Distance Relationships

I've only ever been in one long distance relationship. And it just so happens to be the one I am currently in. The phrase 'long distance relationship' is something that strikes fear into the heart of every couple, but even so some people swear by it. Some people even have entire relationships without ever meeting… Continue reading My Experience With Long Distance Relationships

2 Week Phone Ban

If you follow my blog, or even just occasionally read my posts, you probably know that my boyfriend is away at the moment. He's been gone for two weeks, and I've been handling it a lot better than I thought I would. I give myself ten points for keeping it all together. But today my… Continue reading 2 Week Phone Ban

Moving For My Partner

I don't really like the idea of doing something for somebody. Don't get me wrong, I love giving people presents or helping them with their uni assignments or paying for their coffee. What I don't like is changing things about myself and my life just to please or satisfy someone else. Or maybe I just… Continue reading Moving For My Partner

Saying Goodbye

There are a lot of things that go hand in hand with army life. Long working hours. Having loads of khaki items lying about the house. Spending time away from home. For people in a relationship, i.e. me and my boyfriend, this means lots of saying goodbye. Lots of airports. Lots of suitcases in car… Continue reading Saying Goodbye

Spending Six Weeks Solo

Today I got up at four a.m. and drove my boyfriend to the army base. I was in a very grumpy mood, not only because I was up before any sane person should be, but because I was leaving him there so he could go on an exercise for six weeks. That's army life for… Continue reading Spending Six Weeks Solo

Where Have All the Army Wives Gone?

One of the biggest stereotypes about army life - or just military life in general - is the army wife culture. We've all heard the stories about catty fights in facebook groups and spouses who overstep the mark. There's this whole big idea about how any army town is awash with army wive and that… Continue reading Where Have All the Army Wives Gone?

The Power of Positive Thinking in My Relationship

Having a partner in the army is hard. Having a partner who never talks about their feelings is hard. Having a partner with a Scorpio moon sign is hard. From the amount of complaining I do here on the blog (and in real life too) it can be easy to assume that we are a… Continue reading The Power of Positive Thinking in My Relationship

My Boyfriend Bought a Bonsai

I love plants so much. They are my favourite thing to go shopping for, and the first thing I like to buy when I'm feeling down. At the moment my house is full of plants. I am lucky to have lots of natural light where I'm living at the moment, so every room has greenery… Continue reading My Boyfriend Bought a Bonsai

How I Keep My Energy Up

As a Depressed Person™, I spend a lot of time being tired. Having low energy and messed up sleeping patterns are two major symptoms of depression (and lots of mental illnesses), and this is definitely something that impacts me. Being so sleepy makes my life really hard at times. I have to ration my energy… Continue reading How I Keep My Energy Up

Done With Uni – For Now

I'm writing to you today with some very good news. I have finished my uni semester! All my assignments are handed in, my exams are completed, and I am free to spend time on myself. I have about six weeks off, and in this time I want to focus on self care, getting back into… Continue reading Done With Uni – For Now

I’m Trying Really Hard

I'm trying really hard to love the location that my partner and I are currently posted at. Or at least to like it. We've been here for six months now, which is almost as long as we were at our last location, but it still feels like I haven't settled in here. I've found so… Continue reading I’m Trying Really Hard

I Quit My Book Club

I just wanted to write this quick post today to share with you my news - I have quit my book club. Actually, I have quit both of them. If I'm being honest with myself, I stopped going to the first book club I joined because I couldn't be bothered reading two highly intellectual books… Continue reading I Quit My Book Club