I’ve successfully navigated one full year of being a military spouse and have been equally successful in getting through my first deployment!
I may have been a military spouse on paper for a year already, but there is still a lot for me to learn. After moving to our new duty station, a whole new life will start and I’ll truly feel like a military spouse. My husband left for Korea just nine days after we got married last year and we haven’t gotten the chance to live under the same roof for a long extended amount of time.
Is it wrong that I’m nervous?
Honestly, I’m more excited than anything! This month is going to be BIG. I’m PCSing for the first time and moving out of New York City, the place I called home for almost ten years. I’m also getting married…again…this time in front of family and friends. And, I’m going on a much needed honeymoon!
In celebration of the New Year and my husband’s return from Korea, I’ve put together a special New Years resolution (or goal list) of ten things that I want to be sure I stick to in our first year of actually living together. At the end of the year, I’ll reflect on this list to see what I’ve accomplished!
The Newbie MilSpouse’s New Year’s Resolution List
1. Go on a date at least once a week. I’m not going to take the time I actually have to see my husband for granted!
2. Explore the area around my duty station. I don’t want to regret it later!
3. Find a good “me time” activity.
4. Find a good couple’s activity.
5. Get to know my military community at our new station. I would like to try and be as involved and helpful as possible.
6. Throw away resentment! I chose this life and I’m happy!
7. Stay active! I may be out of my comfort zone at a strange and distant land (also known as Virginia), but it doesn’t mean I should be a hermit. I really hope to volunteer and keep myself busy in other things outside of the military.
8. Start something unique and completely new that may only be done at your duty station area. TBD!
9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Understanding the military is a challenge. I’m really going to reach-out when things get too confusing.
10. And finally, relax! It’s time to breathe easy. My husband is back and we have the time to be together now. Enjoy it!
What would you add to my list? Tell us in below!