National Military Spouse Appreciation Day + A New Product

Good morning everyone! Today is National MILSPO Appreciation Day, and while I’m not quite a spouse I still understand the struggle and the importance of the military spouse. My boyfriend has reminded me several times that he wouldn’t be able to do this without me. It is so important for those in the military to have a good support system back home.

Today, I celebrate each and every one of you who may be struggling with military life, or is handling it just fine. Whatever your story is, I am proud of YOU. It’s tough work, and I get it.

I want to share with you a new project I have been working on these past few weeks. I decided that I wanted to start making prints that I could sell and then donate to a cause I care about. I have chosen to start donating to the Children of Fallen Patriots. 

Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We are dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths.

We believe a college education is the single most important gift we can give these children. We believe this is an important investment in the future of America. We believe this is one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country.

Below are just a few of the prints you can purchase for a cause. I want to create things that really have been speaking to me as I deal with long distance. I want to encourage those in the same boat as me. I want to spread happiness in any way that I can.

By purchasing a print from me, you can feel like you, too, are making a difference in someone else’s life.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE MY CHARITY PRINTS.

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Military Talk: What I’ve Learned In One Year of Military Life

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Wow! I really cannot believe my love has been in the US Air Force for one year!! I can still remember the day he left like it happened yesterday. That day I was filled with so many questions. Will we last? What am I going to do if I can’t talk to him? Is this going to be too hard for me? 

I’m here to tell my younger self, that yes you CAN do it! Being long distance is tough. It requires a whole lot of effort, and a whole lot of trust.

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Military Talk: Our Future Plans

our-future-plansThinking about the future can be very exciting. As of this moment, we have no idea when the next time we’ll be able to see each other is. That can make life a little more difficult. For me, it is nice to have an end date. It’s nice to know how many more days I have to get through until I can see him again. So lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about our future. Thinking about our possible future makes me excited. Right now it’s the only thing I have to look forward to.

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Military Talk: Our Christmas Holiday, 2016

holiday-vacay-pintThis past Christmas was our 3rd Christmas spent together. But this year was definitely the most difficult. He had just gotten home on December 23rd, and it was a constant struggle finding time for just ourselves. We were able to celebrate Christmas and his birthday (NYE) together and that was really important for me. He wasn’t able to come home in time for my birthday (Dec. 14) but being able to spend time with him for 11 days definitely made up for that.

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Military Talk: Q&A

qa-pintOver the course of nearly a year of blogging solely about the military life, I have received many questions in the comments, in Instagram DMs, etc. A lot of them have to do with boot camp and writing to your significant other and what you can expect from that situation. I have written a blog post about that but I would still like to answer any further questions that I have not talked about or that you just are curious about.

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Military Talk: Surviving the Holidays

You guys, these last few months have been hard. I haven’t been feeling as positive as normal so blogging wasn’t really a top priority for me. It’s been a very long and very difficult year for me. I’ve been waiting for Christmas to get here basically all year just so I could see my Airman again.

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Military Talk: Christmas

I have been counting down the days until Christmas for months. I love Christmas, but I love that my boyfriend will be coming home just in time for it this year. He comes back on December 23rd and will only be here for 10 days. I so wish he could stay longer but I am going to be thankful for the time I’ll have with him. Continue reading