30 Days of Thanks [Week One]

This year instead of doing the typical 30 days of thanks.. I decided to hop on board with the 30 days of thanks - milspouse style.  And since I obviously don't post everyday and would never even think of challenging myself to that.  I am going to do one post with 7 prompts every week.

Prompts found here.

1. Something about you and/or your blog
I'm a Kansas girl through and through.  So much so that my blog name is a play on the Wizard of Oz song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".  Obviously, since I'm a military spouse living in a world full of camo... the rainbow has been switched to camo.

I'm also a NATURAL redhead.  And I know a box redhead when I see one.  ;)

2. Opportunities that only milspouses get
I think the biggest opportunity that military spouses get is to see the world with their loved one.  I've said before that I do not look forward to Rob getting OCONUS orders... BUT I would fully embrace it.  I mean how many of my friends from high school get to live in places like Germany? Okinawa? Hell - even Hawaii?  Few.

3. What the military can teach us about life
Possibly the most obvious is patience.  Everything, and I mean EVERYthing takes patience when it comes to the military.  Is that always a bad thing?  No.. but it is a reality.  I've also learned that the military teaches you to take life one day at a time.  Enjoy and be in the moment you are given, because you never know what the next turn will present you with.

4. One item that makes your home YOURS
Is it too cliche to say my family?  Otherwise I'd say the one item that makes our home ours is the pictures that line the walls.  Every milestone in our life thus far is documented in pictures along the walls of our home.  I'll admit, some probably need updated.. but that's in the details folks.

5. Be optimistic in a world of pessimists
Amen.  Especially when it comes to the military.  Take for example this WOCS business we have going on. It's hard y'all.  The best advice I can give my husband is to be confident in himself.  He knows what he is capable of and if he can be optimistic in a world of pessimists.  He will be a Warrant Officer in the United States Army come December.

6. What makes PCSing great?
Seeing parts of the country you've never seen.  Moving into a new house, which presents a whole new set of rooms to decorate.  Making new friends, while hard... very rewarding.

7. Growth and change can be embraced
Without a doubt.  The military is not an easy road for anyone.  But if you embrace the growth and change presented to you.. it can be fun.  And ALWAYS an adventure.  To say the very least.

Don't forget to send me your mailing address if you want to participate in the Holiday Card Exchange!  Just drop an e-mail to amanda@somewhereoverthecamo.com.  I will be accepting addresses up to November 22nd!

And I will leave you with this...

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  1. I love this post!!! :) Thank you for sharing.

  2. I used to be a box redhead.

    Yes, being able to travel is nice, that's for sure.

  3. It's so funny, WOCS really seems like ages ago, and it's only been six months. He's pretty much done, so now it's just waiting till you get to be with him!