Everyone knows that when you are married to someone in the Army, life isn't always going to be a breeze. There have been times when this lifestyle has caused me to be upset, overwhelmed and lonely but through all the ups and downs I can honestly say that I wouldn't trade this lifestyle for anything. I am generally a 'glass half full' kind of person so one of the things that irritates me the most is other Army Wives who constantly complain and who make out like they are a 'victim' of this lifestyle.
Now I am definitely not a feminist, but sometimes I feel that there are a lot of Army Wives out there who are selling themselves short. I see people post sappy poems that basically describe Army Wives as clingy women who sit at home alone, pining for their husbands while they are away. Just today, I read a blog by an Army Wife where she was complaining about how hard it was for her to go a party and meet new people without her husband by her side. SERIOUSLY LADIES!! We are stronger than that! Yes, it is ok to miss your husband when he is away but we can't stop living our own lives just because they are not around. Yes, it can be daunting meeting a lot of new people for the first time but as an Army Wife there is no room for being scared of meeting new people.
So if anyone (other than my mum lol) is reading this, let me say this to you. Yes, being an Army Wife can be ... well, for lack of a better word... it can be shit. But complaining and feeling sorry for yourself isn't going to make things any easier. So stir that teaspoon of cement into your glass and drink up ladies! Cheers!
Until next time,