Military Wife Diaries #1 : Surviving week 1 Without Hubby
So, it’s been about a week without hubby and boy has it been a long week! I’ve been trying to keep myself productive by working out in the morning, eating healthy, doing my homework, organizing around the house but there’s only so much you can do before you’re just bored with everything! And let’s be honest, I aim to do those things everyday but some days I find myself binging out on a Netflix series and being completely unproductive. But, whatever passes the time, right?
Unfortunately, I haven’t met anyone in the area that I have become friends with yet. When I was working, I barely talked to anyone there. I didn’t really click with anyone on that level. Most the people there were a lot older than me. Not that I don’t like hanging out with older people but we just didn’t have anything in common. Also, I worked in an office all by myself most of the day so I never really had the opportunity to get to know other people in the building that I worked at. ANYWAY, I feel like I’m just making excuses now…. Haha
One thing that holds true though is that becoming a military spouse has kind of forced me to become a lot more independent. The reality is, your spouse is not always going to be there and you’re not always going to have friends around. Not everyone makes friends as soon as they get to their new duty station. There’s going to be a lot of times that you’re alone. You’ll soon learn to do a lot of things on your own. To be honest, I don’t always like doing things on my own but it’s something that I’m learning to overcome. I have so much to learn still!!
But really, when my husband is away from home, I try to remember that he’s alone too. He’s the one doing the hard part, he’s the one working the extra hours every day. I get to sleep in my bed at night but he has to go back to a strange place and try to get some sleep before waking up early the next morning and doing it all over again. I just can’t wait to cook dinner for him again! I know that’s something that he’s missing too. But my husband is amazing. He rarely complains about anything. He knows the things he has to do for himself and his family and he just gets it done! No complaints! That is one quality that I especially admire about him. I wish I could be like that one day.
Anyway, here’s to all the wives (or husbands) that hold down the fort while their spouses are gone for work (I feel for you). AND here’s to all the spouses that put in the hard work to take care of their families!
Until next time,