Life as a military wife and mother

Making Deployment A Not-So-Bad-Thing June 18, 2011

Filed under: Army life — holdingdownthehome @ 17:56

Deployment. That dreaded word that makes our hearts ache and our mind spin. I get asked all the time, “How do you get through it?”. My answer, “I DO SOMETHING!” Your life will not stop when your spouse leaves. Yes, you still have to take care of the house, the kids, the cars, etc. But, deployment can actually be a great time to do something for YOU! How often do we complain there isn’t enough “ME” time? Well, for one year you have one less person to take care of, so use some of that time to do SOMETHING!

What have you always thought about trying, but never had the time? What is something you want to do for YOU, but were always so busy taking care of others you could never seem to squeeze it in?

To get you started here are a few ideas:

Learn to Scrapbook

Take Guitar lessons

Try a new workout class

Take an adult education class like learning French

Start a garden

Take art lessons

Learn to Salsa!

Seriously the list is endless! Don’t wallow in those “half-missing” feelings. Use this deployment to do something great for yourself. I promise it will make the time go by much faster, and make you a much easier person to live with. Turn this really sucky situation into a time of self-discovery. You DESERVE it!


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