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

Thankfulness Thursday!

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!

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

Money Saving May: Week 4

On the whole, I think I have done a pretty good job on the challenge in the past week and a bit. I haven't eaten out anywhere, I've only shopped at the supermarket to buy food, and I haven't brought anything home that wasn't a necessity. I did make one purchase, which was a hot… Continue reading Money Saving May: Week 4

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

Mental Health Mondays: I’m Always Tired

When I tell my partner that I'm tired, every time his response is 'You're always tired'. No exceptions. This isn't the most supportive thing he could say to me, but he's kind of right. Most days I wake up tired, and if by some miracle I manage to have some energy in the morning, by… Continue reading Mental Health Mondays: I’m Always Tired

The Mid-Week Slump

What is it about being an army wife that lets me put off everything else in my life with the excuse that I just have to do some washing, make his lunch, plan a get together with the boys, or do a million other non-essential things for my partner? Aside from just feeling generally awful… Continue reading The Mid-Week Slump

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