Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Writing

Gratitude, Always

There is tired, and then there’s tired. The kind of tired you feel when you have done way more than there is time for, more than you’d planned, and are sleep deprived on top of it all. It’s the kind of tired you feel when you have to tuck your chin down, keep your feet… Continue reading Gratitude, Always

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Food · Health and Fitness · sobriety · Writing

My Job

It has been nearly 2.5 years since I made the decision to no longer eat anything with a face. I'll gladly offer resources and information when requested, but am not out to convert others to become vegetarian or vegan. (I will never be accepted in the vegan camp becuase I still have a leather couch,… Continue reading My Job

Family · sobriety · Writing

Transitions

When people ask, "How do you do it?!" while shaking their heads in wonder, I typically answer something to the effect of "We do what we have to do," or "Home is where the military sends us, so we make the best of it," or something along those lines. It's heartwarming to have lived in… Continue reading Transitions

Writing

Resilience

We always say it's not going to happen. We'll be there for each other, even after they move. Or we move. Or we both are flung to opposite sides of the world. And we swear, "This time. This time will be different. This time we'll really stay in touch." Military friends are a special breed.… Continue reading Resilience

Family · Writing

Paradox

You know what I love about life? I love the part where the lessons have been gleaned, and the lightbulb moments have happened. I love the victory, the happy ending. I suppose it's human nature. We love the finish line celebration, but cringe thinking of the work of the actual race. Slogging through the rough… Continue reading Paradox

Family · Writing

Crap Week

Grit is something we military spouses have in spades, whether we want it or not. Facing another deployment, I'm finding that they never get easier. It's so easy to talk about deployments in abstract terms when living shore duty life. We make plans and assure ourselves that the kids will be fine, we'll get through it,… Continue reading Crap Week

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Deployments ARE Marathons!

Having a few races under my belt including a marathon, as well as a few deployments - I couldn't help to note some striking similarities. During shore duty, the duty stations where deployments are not a factor, my mind goes to what I call the "shore duty mental bubble". These are the tours where deployments… Continue reading Deployments ARE Marathons!

Health and Fitness

My Fit Friend Joy!

One of the mamas in the neighborhood joined our little workout group at the beginning of the year and has been working out consistently since. She joined our group, not knowing anyone - but knowing she wanted in. She embodies brave. She gets it done. I often saw her running on the treadmills at the… Continue reading My Fit Friend Joy!

Writing

Published!

I've been writing for awhile for DumBell Fitness and love it! On the side, I've submitted a couple of pieces for publication for SpouseBuzz, a military spouse resource website. Today, my second article was published! Check it out and let me know what you think! Are We Just Scared? Here is the first article published a… Continue reading Published!

Faith and Personal Growth · Writing

“Real” Friends

Not only was the subject of friendship a WordPress Daily Prompt today, but it's something that I've been mulling over the past few weeks. Last weekend I had the pleasure of running a 5-miler with a dear friend who I haven't seen outside of cyberspace in 6 months - entirely too long! Catching up with… Continue reading “Real” Friends