The Government Shutdown, while rumored will be short, still has immediate impacts on our service members. If Social Security and Air Force One will remain unaffected, then deployment pay for guys and girls down range should too.
Earlier this year I was told to 'make it sparkle' when writing a speech for a commanding officer by a male peer. Last year I had a male officer, senior ranking, grab me by my dress uniform jacket right at the chest at a military ball and angrily request to know if I wanted to attend ranger school - he continued to inform me 'vaginas are ruining the institution'. I work in a profession, that compared to most, is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of equality - but needless to say, sexism still exists.
I have always wondered what it would mean to have a life changing year. A year I would look back on for the rest of my life and know it was a pivotal point in shaping who I am. 2016 somehow, unknowingly, became one of those years. I have spent the last two weeks... Continue Reading →
The countdown just got a little longer #455daysofell
Holy freaking cow y'all. Where do the days go? I apologize for my extended absence for the world of blogging. I guess it means I'm doing something with my life, right? Well, I have been. I have been working. Work work work. All I do is work work work.... and run. Apparently I do a... Continue Reading →
Well folks, I knew it would happen. Just as I'm loading the bus this morning, getting ready to depart for Daegu, new orders came down and switched up my year. A new assignment, a new base - but guess what? It's AWESOME. I couldn't be more excited for the last minute change. I said goodbye... Continue Reading →
I have converted. It's official. I now own my first Android. I feel no shame! I'm excited to report I have officially obtained a cellphone here in Korea (I went with the Samsung Galaxy Edge+ in case you were curious). Unlimited text, talk and data each month plus 300 international calling minutes - so if... Continue Reading →
Well, this is it. There's no turning back now because I HAVE ARRIVED. I am happy to report that after almost 2 whole days of traveling I have safely arrived to Korea. It was long but thankfully I managed to sleep for most of my flights. What's it like you ask? Well, so far I... Continue Reading →
It's been about 7 hours now since I said goodbye to my family and embarked on what is about to be my greatest adventure yet - moving abroad for a whole year! I don't think I've cried that hard in a REALLY long time. Yet somehow, though probably the hardest goodbye, I feel a sense... Continue Reading →