Sunday, November 3, 2013

Military Wife/Blogger....

.. is a hard thing to do.
Heck, being a blogger in general is tough... taking pictures of everything, thinking of new post ideas all day, sponsor or not to sponsor... I mean, I can go all day.
But let's add military wife to that mix, and you have a whole different ball game.
Why is that? because your husband is constantly gone and sometimes you really want to write about it, but letting the internet world know that you're home alone without your husband is not the smartest thing to do. In fact, that's a big reason the pilot doesn't like me publishing fun facts about our personal lives. He also doesn't enjoy photos of him being shared to the blog world (but we're working on getting over that.)

I get it. 
I also know a majority of you reading this aren't going to break into my home and steal my dog.

Hey, she's cute. It could very well happen at any time.

But me, being in the news/watching way too many crime shows, I know how crazy some people can be. It's a scary world out there and you never know what someone will do to get what they want. I sound like my mom right now so I'll stop.

Here's my point: I love following other military wives/girlfriends out there in blog land. Granted, I've only been a wife for two months now, but meeting or getting to know another military spouse, we always just click. We get it. We know what the other person is going through. It's a community that's there for you no matter what. BUT when you share too much information about your significant other who's deployed that puts them in danger. If something were to happen (which we pray won't) someone could use that information against them. It could delay their homecoming. It could do a lot of things that I can't write about. I know I sound like a crazy blogger, but it's happened before. That's why it's important to know.

Ok I'm done. God bless the USA and happy Sunday!


  1. You totally don't sound crazy at all! I'm not sure how it works for you guys, but we can't tell anyone "oh, he's coming home today." We get a few hours notice that they'll be home that day and can't tell anyone. We don't know where the boat is located ever since it's classified or top secret or whatever, so not knowing where my husband is works out in my favor. If I don't know, I can't put him at risk! I think a lot of people don't really get how it work. I know I didn't before we were together.

  2. I can relate to this in a different way. Michael is a State Trooper and is a very private person because of his job and us living in a small town. If I post information that he's on nights, it bothers him because people know he isn't here to protect me. He also doesn't like pictures of him or things about his job on the blog because of how it could be used against him when he pulls someone over or takes them to trial. It's hard to keep things private when you are pretty much putting your life out there for the world to see but it's something we just have to work around.

  3. I don't think you sound crazy! We have a different situation where Russ is in residency and there are just certain precautions you have to take to make sure all their hard work, effort and lets be honest, all those school loans!, don't go down the drain because something could have been avoided.
    I've recently become more increasingly aware and careful about posting or mentioning on social media (even on FB) if Russ is working late, weird hours or is on night shift...I just freak myself out too much and don't want to leave it to chance.

  4. That doesn't sound crazy at all. It is better to have peace of mind that to share everything. Better safe than sorry!

  5. That isn't crazy - it's just being safe. You can share lots of dog pictures and fun details without putting yourself in danger. I never talk about Justin being out of town until after the fact and he doesn't travel for work that often. Also, that puppy picture... she's so cute.

  6. I wish more milspouses understood OPSEC. It is seriously sickening to me that a good handful have no regard for what it means. At our last duty station, some wives from our command were overheard AT THE MALL by the base Commanding Officer talking about deployment dates and their association with our command (which was EXTREMELY high security). Needless to say, they got a hand slap. The point is that you are RIGHT, it is so important to be prideful in our spouses, but remember that there ARE enemies out there that will use our little blogs to gain info that could hurt us. Sounds crazy, but it happens. THanks for posting this!

  7. First of all, months late to this but SO happy to find out your blog is back! Totally going back in time and catching up! ha ha Second, I understand this all too well!! My husband is in the Marines and I am already such a baby about sleeping at home alone so I try really hard to keep it quiet when he is away training. It's sad but there really are scary people in this world and you have to protect yourself. I have such a big mouth, the hardest part for me is not accidentally slipping and telling the cashier at the grocery store or the mailman that I am home alone ha ha