It is not uncommon to meet a military spouse that has a colorful array of experiences, hobbies, or talents. Like our spouses, we tend to learn a little bit about many things; moving from one station to the next, one job to the next, one stage of life to the next.
I have done many things myself; teaching, training, blogging, photography, real estate, gardening, direct sales. Some were paid positions, others are personal interests. It's how I've adapted to each new season of my life. Some things I hold onto, some things I don't, for various reasons. It is an ever evolving lifestyle that affects the dynamics of our family, and my roles within it.
The tangible things I carry because of my experiences have come and gone as well. I try to hold onto things that help keep me grounded and sane, hopefully, a better person too.
Things can be a reminder or an aide to who I am and how far I've come. But the best thing I've held onto in this life that can't compare to the rest of the stuff I accumulate and binge is...
The only thing that really matters when we decide what to keep or discard in our lives is that we are still holding onto one another. "Each other" does not only apply to my family but the many friends I've made. Though distance doesn't make it easy, I try my best to keep in contact or let them know I care in some way because I appreciate them, I miss them, they matter to me, and because...
kept me grounded,
kept me sane
and made me a better person.
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