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

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?

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

He’s Going Away

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

A-Z of Being An Army Wife

A is for ANZAC Day, the busiest day of the year for defense members and their spouses alike. B is for Boots and tripping over them when every pair is left lying on the floor. C is for cams, the best looking of all your partner's uniforms. D is for Deployments and never knowing when one might… Continue reading A-Z of Being An Army Wife

He’s Always Asleep!: An Army Wife Struggle

As I write this post, my partner is asleep. He's only been home from work for about an hour but he's already passed out on the couch. I'm not predicting an awakening any time soon. We do have plans to go to the movies at 9, but for him that means waking up at 8:55.… Continue reading He’s Always Asleep!: An Army Wife Struggle

Storytime: Sarah and the Day From Hell

Gather round everyone, because I'd like to tell you a story about my day today. A story about the worst day ever. It all began when I woke early to go to a doctors appointment to find that what was previously a sore ear had now become swollen, incredibly painful, and seriously infected. Great stuff.… Continue reading Storytime: Sarah and the Day From Hell

Army Wife Lessons: Learning the Lingo

Last week my partner and I had drinks with a couple of people from his work once I had finished work for the day. It wasn't anything fancy - just a few beers in someone's backyard, but I was really grateful to just be out of the house and socializing. Before my partner and I… Continue reading Army Wife Lessons: Learning the Lingo

The Story of My First Interstate Move

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

When You Need The Support of Your Spouse

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