February 26, 2018

The Sailor and I got married what many would call "old" in the military community.  We didn't date in high school, he didn't join right after graduation, and we decided to have the big traditional wedding that took about two years to put together (thanks deployment).  I was 27 and he was 26 when we finally tied the knot.  If I look at the life track of all my friends from college, they look similar to mine: meet someone during...

January 25, 2018

I recently got an email from a woman whose husband had just enlisted in the Navy.  She said that she enjoyed reading my blog (hooray!) and wanted to know if my husband and I chose to live on base and why or why wouldn't we?  It made me reexamine the decision the Sailor and I made after we got engaged (what feels like forever ago).  Why did we chose civilian housing instead of military housing?

If you know me, you know...

August 29, 2017

So a few months ago, the Sailor and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary!  Which is crazy!  It feels so short, but also like the appropriate amount of time.  We have had so many ups and downs in just our first year.  I think we've learned a lot about each other and ourselves, which just shows me that we have a hell of a lot more to learn ;)

So I thought I would compile a list of what I have learned over the...

March 13, 2017

I’ve said this before and I will say it again: I hate change.  Then you’ll say, what the hell woman, you married a man whose career is going to create a world of change for you!!  Yeah…life’s a bitch.  The hardest thing for me was moving away from my family.  I would eat dinner every Thursday with my parents, and I would see my brother and sister as often as I wanted.  If they wanted to go to a cool place for dinner, I could b...

August 4, 2016

I’ve always been told I have an abnormal relationship with my siblings.  My friends would always say, “oh you’re so lucky to be friends with your siblings, I hate mine” or they would see us together and be envious of how well we actually get along.  And I’d say, “yeah, I guess I am, we’ve just always been this way.”

With an older sister and younger brother, I was in the middle (literally and figuratively) quite a bit while...

July 24, 2016

    If you knew me and my personality, you would know that I never wanted to leave Durham.  I never had a need to, never wanted to.  My family is there, my friends are there, I went to school there, I grew up there, I was comfortable.  I knew I could find a job there and make my life there, even if it was by myself.  I would have eventually gotten a dog, but that’s beside the point.  If you looked at me and my siblings, you wo...

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