1. Do you set goals for yourself during deployment?
It’s been a long time since the only deployment I’ve been through and that was a completely different time in my life. Hubby and I haven’t been through a deployment yet. I most likely will set some goals for myself. You need something to work towards besides the date on the calender.
2. What would you say to someone dating a military guy or gal?
If my advice was asked, I would tell them to make sure they know what they are getting into. I realize that a person can’t possible know until they are already married, but talk to people and have your significant other tell you honestly what the military is like. I think so many women watch Army Girls and similar things and don’t see that it is all Hollywood. The military can be a tough life. There are some people that can’t hack it and it causes divorces. I wouldn’t tell them all that, just to make sure they realize that it isn’t an easy life.
3. If you have children, how do you prepare them to move to a new place?
My son is 5 and this is our first major move. Since my husband is already there, I just asked him if he wanted to go live there. I told him all the great aspects of it and didn’t put anything negative on it. He is too young to realize he is leaving some family and friends. I’ve made it into an adventure. He is so excited for his first airplane ride and being able to go to the beach all the time. He just looked at me and said ‘a few more days!!!’. I asked till what and he said till we are moving!
4. Name one hobby that gets you through alone time.
I’ve not been doing it too long, but I really like sewing. I can spend hours cutting patterns and piecing it all together and not even notice how fast the time has flown. With everything going on this summer, I haven’t been doing too much, but I can’t wait to get back into it once we get moved and settled. I have a ton of new ideas!
5. What’s the one food you don’t ever get tired of?
Mexican. I can eat tacos, nachos, enchiladas, whatever, any day of the week. I think I might get to go out for Mexican tonight. I’m excited, but not holding my breath.