“You’re too young!” If I had a penny for every time I heard that, I’d be a billionaire. Literally. Marrying young is super common in the military community, and for many reasons (which I will cover in depth in my next blog post). In the civilian world? Not so much. So if you’ve ever been told, “you’re too young!” you are in the right place. And I’m here to tell you that you are NOT too young.
I married my husband at nineteen, he was twenty. We went to high school together, but we were not high school sweethearts. We started dating when he was in Texas completing his training to be a corpsman. Meanwhile I was home in Nevada (yep, our relationship was long distance from the start! *cue the gasps of everyone who says they could never do a long distance relationship*). We dated about six months before getting engaged, and tied the knot a couple months after that. Instead of having a honeymoon, four days after our wedding, we packed up a U-Haul with all my belongings and started our cross country journey to Virginia, where he had been stationed. In the time span of less than a year, my life completely changed. I left my friends and family behind and moved to the opposite side of the country! And I wouldn’t change a thing. However, looking back on those early months, there are a lot of things I know now, that I wish I had known a lot sooner!
Finally, that brings me to the here and now, and why I’m writing this blog. Being a military girlfriend/fiancé/wife doesn’t come with a handbook, but it should! So, consider this blog to be your go-to guide, your safe haven, and your happy place. I want you, my dear readers, to feel comfortable here. I want to get to know you and be there for you when you need somebody who will understand. My email is always open, and any and all questions, comments, and concerns are welcome. So again, thank you for being here, truly ❤️