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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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!