Over the last several years I have been inspired by the Military Spouse Blogging Community. Through their words, their thoughts and their boldness I have learned more about myself as well as the Military and the community that stands behind it. Through these bloggers I have been able to help find new roads, even ones I never expected to find.
They have gotten me to think about certain things I never would have and have caused me to grow as a person and as a Military spouse.
As a blogger myself, I know what goes into creating a blog post. In most cases, the words are from the heart. They are meant to help others, to let them know they are not alone in their struggles, to help their readers see that they too can get through anything. To let them know that they are not alone.
If you are getting ready to go through a deployment, you can find strength through posts about others who have done the same. You can see that it is completely normal to cry your eyes out when you hear the news of an upcoming deployment only to not shed a tear when it is time to say goodbye. That it is normal to want to stay in bed for days after they leave and that once you do emerge into the world, you find strength that you never knew that you had. That it is okay to not always be happy about it and that finding comfort with other spouses is one of the best ways to get through it.
If you are getting ready for a PCS, you can find posts about what you need to do to prepare. You can find posts about your new duty station and get excited about what to expect. You can also find groups so you can start meeting new people even before you get there. You can read about what can go wrong, like the movers loosing something and then you can find out what to do about it. You can see that it is okay to be sad about leaving your current home and that it is normal to fear that you will never make good friends again.
If your husband is separating from the Military for any reason you can read about those transitions. You can find out more about how retirement pay works and what healthcare will look like from now on. You can read about what happens during the medboard process and realize your fears about after Army life are totally expected and normal. You can see that life can go on and that although it might take a while, there can be exciting new roads after Military careers are over.
Whatever it is you are going through in your Military family journey, someone has probably written about it. You can take comfort in their words and gain new understanding about what you might have to go through. The Military Spouse blogging world is a blessing to everyone that needs that little bit of encouragement.
I know it has been such a huge part of my life and I am thankful for every blogger I have come across. You can find some amazing posts on this Pinterest Board and link to Milspouse Bloggers in the community:
When it comes to finding new roads, you need all the support you can get. That is why I am happy to talk about the #ChevySalutes program and how it can help those in the Military. Chevrolet is proud to give back to the men and women who serve our country by offering discounts, employing veterans and retirees and offering special programs to those in transition from the Military to civilian life.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevrolet via MSB New Media. The opinions and text are all mine.
Last Updated on January 25, 2016 by Julie Provost