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
I wanted to make a post about my boyfriend so that he has something nice to read while he's away - kind of like a love letter that you all get to read - but I also wanted to let myself spend some time thinking about all the lovely parts of our relationship, so I… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why I Love My Boyfriend
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
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
Weekends always feel like they fly by so fast for me, and I know that this weekend in particular will feel just like that. Weekends are the time when I can focus on self care and catching up on things around the house that didn't get done during the week. I have a firm rule… Continue reading What I’m Doing This Weekend
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?
This week has been up and down for me. In the past few days I've taken some time out to focus on my mental health and to practice self care, and I'm so glad. It's so amazing how just having some quiet time can make me feel so much better. This was definitely reflected in… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!
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
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
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
Today has been a whirlwhind! The internet has been down all day, and has taken many attempts to get it back. Turns out it is very difficult to tutor, do uni work, or post on this blog without it! I wanted to get this post up much earlier today, but hopefully you will still be… Continue reading Thankfulness Thursday!
A huge part of being an army wife is spending time away from your partner. and last week my partner and I found out that he is going away again. He's leaving in late June and will be coming home in early August, which means we will be spending roughly six weeks apart. As with… Continue reading He’s Going Away