I will now be blogging with Blue Star Families 🙂 This is my introduction post!
My name is Julie and I have been an Army wife since 2005. My husband and I got married in 2002 and we have three boys. They are 8, 6 and 2.5. I am a blogger who loves photography, loves to write, loves coffee and loves to read. I also enjoy spending time with my friends and family. We started off our Army adventure by spending four years in Germany. While we were there we went through two deployments. The first one was a horrible 15 month deployment that we thought was going to be 9-12 months. It was hard for so many of us. We moved to Fort Campbell in the Spring of 2010. We went through our 3rd deployment here and my husband just left for his 4th a few weeks ago.
I have been able to stay home with my children since my oldest was born. Other than our time in Germany I have always made a little extra money for us from home. A while ago I did this by selling things on Ebay. These days I do this by blogging, writing and selling Scentsy. Although I love to take pictures I have decided to not going into the business, at least not right now. I stay super busy and trying to balance everything can be a challenge sometimes.
I started blogging publicly in 2009 when we were in Germany. I wanted to create a place where I could share my Army wife adventures, meet other Military spouses and be able to write about my life. I have enjoyed blogging and have met so many wonderful people because of it.
I am looking forward to being able to write about the deployment. Deployments are not easy and I already feel this one is going to be harder than others. I hope that I can share my journey and help others who might be going through something just like it. I hope that by writing out my thoughts I can help myself stay positive and not have so many down days. The worst thing is to feel alone during a deployment. By writing about it I hope that readers will realize that they are not alone. I hope they can see that the feelings they have are okay and that they will make it through all the hard stuff too.
I am excited to be working with Blue Star Families on the book Everyone Serves. This will be a handbook for friends and families of service members.
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