I am blessed to know so many wonderful spouses and even though my journey as a military spouse is over after 7 years... I am still so thankful to call so many of you friends and even family. So today... I am celebrating you all. Your strength, courage and determination is something to be appreciated. Your friendship is something I am forever grateful for.. and don't even get me started on all the memories made over the last 7 years.
To celebrate today, Jen and I are once again hosting a Military Spouse Appreciation Day Link-Up for all you military related bloggers. I am HONORED to host all of you this year.
To join us... just answer the following questions and add your link! Don't forget to visit some new blogs and leave some comments for others! For extra credit, use the hashtag #2017MilSpoDayLinkup on social media!
//Tell us about yourself and your blog.
//What branch of military are you affiliated with?
//What is one thing you enjoy about the military lifestyle?
//What advice would you give other spouses who are new?
//Where have you been stationed?
//Do you work, go to school, volunteer, or stay home?
//My name is Amanda. I am a natural redhead that is addicted to Target, my new house and my family. I mainly blog about that stuff these days... when I do. Buying a house is for real time consuming y'all. And when I'm not working on the house... we are always always busy. But I would not have it any other way. We are near family and friends. We are establishing ourselves in my favorite state ever, KANSAS. And above all else, we are happy where life post-Army has taken us!
//My husband was a Warrant Officer in the United States Army. After almost 9 years he medically separated this last January.
//I LOVED meeting new people from all over the nation and world. I have friends from Massachusetts, Canada, Georgia, Minnesota.. just to name a few. Our paths NEVER would have crossed had it not been for the military.
//Get out there. I've said it before and I will say it again. If you do not put yourself out there (whether it be a spouse club, unit functions or a group of spouses getting together) you will be very lonely. And unfortunately you will have no one to blame but yourself. It's hard. Making friends as an adult is STUPID hard. But it can be done. Just not from your couch or behind your Facebook screen.
//I spent a year in Maryland while my husband was stationed at Fort Meade. Then moved back to Kansas (my home!) while he spent a year in Kuwait. Then we spent 3 years in Augusta, Georgia at Fort Gordon. Our final duty station was Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Also the worst. I do miss getting to live places my Kansas loving self would not otherwise live though. I experienced a lot of life outside these state lines.
//I currently stay home with our two beautiful baby girls. I hope to get back into volunteering as they get into school and other activities. I love volunteering and miss it.
Now it is YOUR turn. Tell us about yourself and don't forget to add your link!