I’m super new to the blogging world, but I saw this Military Spouse link-up and couldn’t resist joining! My name is Katie, and I am hoping this blog will be about fitness, my “job” selling chemical free cleaning/personal products, and life as a mom. Basically I want this blog to be a little outlet for me, and a place to meet some other great bloggers.
My husband is an Army Combat Engineer, and just finished up command with the 57th Sapper Company which is the only company in the army that jumps INTO trees. He loves it, but I worry way too much about him getting impaled despite their special suits.
One thing I like about the military lifestyle is being able to discover so many new places. Some wives complain about certain duty stations, but I think there is good to all of them if you just look for it. We always make a bucket list of things to do at each duty station and work towards completing it before we leave.
Advice for new wives: Fake it till you make it! There have been times where I have been less than enthusiastic about my husband’s late hours, trainings, jobs, etc, BUT I have really tried to be excited and supportive of him and not be a Debbie Downer. I’m not always successful, but I have to remember that these things are not my husband’s choice or his fault. Most of the time, he would much rather be at home with us than in the field or in a different state training. Being supportive and positive about the long hours keeps him from feeling guilty.
We dated while my husband was at Fort Hood (so I only visited), but we’ve been to Fort Leonard Wood, Fort Bragg, and are currently loading the trucks to return to Fort Leonard Wood. (Literally typing this surrounded by boxes and waiting for the movers to arrive)
I taught Spanish here in NC before E arrived, but now I stay home with her. I don’t know if I want to go back to teaching full time, so for now I work from home selling Norwex products, and volunteering when I can.
Thanks for checking out my blog, I’d love to hear from you!