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

The Constant Demands of Army Fitness

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

Military Spouse Tag!

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!

Fun in the Sun: Summer Tag Post

After posting about my first summer in Darwin, I thought I would indulge in a classic tag post and let you all know a little bit more about what I love about summer. All of these questions are going to be focused on my summer in Darwin, and will hopefully help you get to know… Continue reading Fun in the Sun: Summer Tag Post

The Hardest Part of Being an Army Wife

For me, the hardest part about being an army wife is how hard you have to try. You have to constantly try to be a good partner, to try and look after yourself, to try and be a good friend, to try and get used to life in a new place, to try and put… Continue reading The Hardest Part of Being an Army Wife