MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #60

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…  
~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In(please feel free to use this!)

I love learning more about my fellow MilSpouse bloggers. So I created a weekly meme. Each week, I’ll post a list of questions on Thursday (so you can have your blog ready on Friday). Come back here on Friday (like today!) and enter your blog post into Mr. Linky below so others know who else participated and we can all visit other blogs. Please leave a comment too! And please feel free to use the button above!

1. I always feel like I’m  24 years old, but in reality, I’m 29 .

2. I wish my family understood better when I tell them that sometimes it’s really hard to be the wife of a member in the military. I get the “you chose this life” comment a lot and sometimes, I just want to be told, “yeah, it sucks sometimes” and have them leave it at that

3. If you saw me when I dress up and go out, you’d think I was a total girly-girl, but if you saw me when I go horseback riding or back to the family farm, you’d think I was a tomboy through-and-through.

4. I feel like I’m in a totally different universe when go from being on base to somewhere where there isn’t a military base around for hundreds of miles. So different, yet in the same world.

5. In honor of this being MFF #60… 60 months ago  (exactly 5 years ago, so September 30, 2006) I lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan  and my life was totally different because I hadn’t met Huzzy nor even CONSIDERED joining the military myself.

Please don’t forget to add your blog link to Mr. Linky below by clicking on it. But also if you are not participating in MilSpouse Friday Fill-In this week, please do not put your link on there… I will remove it. It is unfair to others who do participate.

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11 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #60

  1. We’ve been off base for three years and the closest big base is over an hour away. I know what you mean about being a different world. I think my reality is “easier to take” when surrounded by spouses going through the same thing. I know it’s rougher on my son when everywhere he looks, he sees fathers and sons together. Back in VA, all of his friends’ dads were deployed or on a ship 😦

    BTW I think those “you chose this life” comments would make me angry. I’d totally go Maury on them and say, “YOU DON’T KNOW ME!” over and over. Have a fab weekend! 😛

  2. Crazy to think how different things were 60 months ago… and I haven’t gotten any of the “you chose this life” comments yet and I’m not really sure how I’ll handle them. I know I chose it… but that doesn’t make it any easier? Anywho… Love the linkup! Have a great weekend 🙂

  3. Wow, have things changed in five years!

    I’m fortunate that my family doesn’t say much when I tell them being a milspouse is hard. They just listen, which is what I need anyway!

  4. I hate when people throw the “you chose this life” comments at me. It frustrates me because there are so many other people that choose to do certain things and yet complain about the choices they make. But when I complain or need to vent about something with the military, they say you can’t complain because you chose it. It’s like a double standard. Have a great weekend!

  5. Jeez, I’m with Ashley … that 60 month question really got to me. I had a newborn! *shudders* Thanks for keeping the links going! Love coming and fishing around. Be sure to see my post – I’m fishing for year-end charities to feature that benefit milfolk and I know you guys all have your favorites!

  6. I hear you on the going from a military town to a regular town. It’s so strange to go home after living so near a huge Army base.

  7. I LOVE the 60 month question too! It’s amazing to think of all the has happened in 5 years. The military wasn’t even a blip on our radar and we had an infant!

    I agree with the totally different universe, but for us it’s when we go onto a base since we don’t live close by one. It’s totally a different universe that I wish we were a regular part of! Sigh…maybe someday! 🙂

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