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How To Survive The Holidays When Your Spouse Is Deployed

*This post is sponsored on behalf of Lincoln Military Housing, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. With Zack being over 7,000 miles away on the other side of the world,  I know this holiday season will be the most difficult holiday season of my life. And what makes it worse is that I ... READ the POST

2 Month Check-In

Zack has been in Japan for two months as of today.  This past month really did go by a lot faster than the first.  I honestly feel like I just typed up my 1 month check-in yesterday.  Filling my schedule for October really did help to make it go by faster so I'm going to have to make sure I continue ... READ the POST

I Do It Because I Have To

When people find out Zack is stationed overseas, their first reaction (aside from "wow, that sucks") is "I don't know how you do it." I get it constantly.  And honestly, I had no idea how other people did it either.  I looked at other military spouses who have gone through a dozen deployments and ... READ the POST

LDR 101 | Dealing With Different Time Zones

A long distance relationship is never easy.  There are so many factors that play into a long distance relationship, especially when it's between two different countries.  Add in a 13 hour time difference and it makes everything a million times more challenging.  I knew being on the opposite side of ... READ the POST

1 Week Check-In

Today marks one week since Zack left.  One week down and about 51 left to go (give or take a week or two).  It definitely hasn't been an easy past week.  Saying goodbye at the airport was probably one of the worst feelings I've ever experienced.  I felt so defeated and helpless.  There was nothing I ... READ the POST

It’s Not A “Goodbye”, It’s A “See You Later”

Yesterday was the day I have been dreading for weeks now. The day that my entire life was set to fall apart. The day I had to say goodbye to my best friend. We woke around 3 o'clock in the morning and drove the 20 minutes to the airport, just the two of us. I cried the entire drive. The first time ... READ the POST