This is my first post, and finding what to say should be pretty easy. My husband Ryan and I are currently stationed in California, and he's just completed his first year in the Navy. As fiercely independent as I am, adjusting to being a military spouse has been quite a journey so far. For the first time in my life I'm stumped by something. The military is a force that can't be reckoned with, and I've had to learn to adapt to much more than new places and new people. It's hard for me to let it come first in all aspects of my life. Working through the first permanent duty station move, I have finally come to the most complicated road block so far: Deployment. He's leaving April 18th, and I'm terrified. My best friend is going to be absent for 5 weeks, and I'm not sure what to think. It's not very long, but it's intense enough. For me, it's focusing on family, school, and him walking back into our apartment, that will keep me moving forward. I hope it will be enough. I hope I don't lose my mind. I'm so close most days as it is. *le sigh*
As for everyday life right now. It's good. Other than my insecurities and jitters we are as strong as ever. So here I am, taking on the insane task of documenting the good, bad, and the ugly in this blog. No holding back. I will push through it everyday, and hopefully in the process gain a Zen-like knowledge of the world of Navy Spouse-dom!