Today I’m linking up with Jen and Amanda for their Proud Military Spouse link-up. I’ve blogged a little bit before about being a military spouse, but these link-ups are always fun to read so I decided to do it again! When I was thinking about this link-up and looking over the questions (more on those in a minute!) it dawned on me that I don’t usually refer to myself as a military spouse, or *cringe* “milspouse”. I feel like that’s such a definitive term–one that sort of makes me an extension of my husband rather than my own individual self–and that could not be further from the truth.
There are, unfortunately, many stereotypes in this community, which is a shame. Some of the very best women I have met have been because my husband serves this country!
So now, that I got my little rant out of the way…let’s get down to the questions, shall we?
1. Tell us about yourself and your blog.
I’m Kait, a Hawaii based writer and public relations consultant. I started this blog as a means to catalog my first experience working the Super Bowl. I admit, those initial posts are scary at best! As my life and career have evolved, so has my blog. It’s been a terrific way to reflect on past experiences and emotions and served as a visual diary of my life.
2. What branch of the military are you affiliated with?
My husband is in the Army 🙂
3. What is one thing you enjoy about the military?
Meeting fabulous people! Like I said before, some of the best and strongest women I know have spouses in uniform.
4.What advice would you give to new military spouses?
Have an open mind. Everyone has an opinion on the military and military lifestyle–it doesn’t make it right or wrong. I’ll be the first to admit that I had a very CLOSED MIND when Dane and I first met and sometimes I find myself reverting to old ways when life becomes frustrating. I am a strong-willed, independent woman who struggles to fall in line when I don’t agree with or want to do what’s being asked (hey, the first step is admitting it, right?). That being said, some of the very best experiences I’ve had being Dane’s girlfriend and wife have been because of his job. Does everyone support the military and/or the lifestyle that comes with it? Nope. The most important thing is that you’re happy!
(if you didn’t notice I could go on and on here, but I’ll spare you!)
If you’re stopping by from the link-up, leave a comment with your blog URL! I love meeting new people 🙂