The selfish thing I want(ed) for Mother's Day

The selfish thing I want(ed) for Mother's Day

Last week I was thinking that there needs to be a day sandwiched between Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Mother's Day called "Working Women's Rest Day”. 

Then I could take a three-day weekend, and my guess is you would join me.

There are so many layers to the military spouse experience because we are so much more than just “married to the military.” We’re moms, sisters, daughters, business owners, caregivers, volunteers, veterans, and the list goes on and on. 

As Milspos we carry so much, and you don’t have to be a military spouse for long to start feeling the effects of military service on your personal and professional life.

In honor of military appreciation month, here are three humble assertions I’ve made about military spouses since I started Milspo Project . . .

  1. While military spouses are most certainly busy because we juggle a lot, that busyness doesn’t always equate to fulfillment.

  2. Ever spent a day with a military spouse? We’re social people! Sadly, all that social time can leave you feeling further away from yourself and what you knew as home than ever before.

  3. Flexibility is key to your survival as a military spouse, but all the stretching and growing is exhausting and leaves you rundown without a proper and regular self-care regimen. But what do you do when self-care is a dirty word, in a community, where the needs of the whole outweigh the needs of the few, and long workdays and frequent deployments are the norm? Wartime generation anyone?.

I am curious, what is one thing you know to be true about military spouses? Comment below, and let me know!

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