As a military spouse, it’s hard to maintain a career PCS after PCS. Not impossible but hard! Anyone who tells you different hasn’t hit that troublesome duty station yet. For this reason military spouses have federal military spouse employment preference. When you’re a military spouse a federal job looks like a golden ticket. If you […]
If you ever find yourself living outside the US mainland, then you’ll inevitably find yourself homesick for something or someone. Someone’s aside, here are 12 things I miss about living stateside. A Navy Wife and American Expat in Guam I lived in and traveled to a good number of places before meeting my sailor and […]
Dear unemployed milspouse, Let me start by saying this letter is as much to myself as it is to my fellow unemployed milspouse. As I publish this I have been actively seeking employment (following a PCS) for 6 months. It sucks. I know it sucks, you know it sucks, your husband probably knows it […]
Want to keep a PCS-ready closet year round? Try taking a minimalist approach. Why minimalism? Because you never know what your closet will look like in your next home. The amazing walk in closet in your rural home may be replaced with a single dresser in your urban micro loft. If you’re married to the military […]
Full disclosure, it’s been extremely difficult to title this blog post. The most content appropriate title is “12 things that actually happened while I was an unemployed milspouse.” However, that title is entirely too long. The best I could come up with is “adulting miracles of an unemployed milspouse.” The close runner up for this […]
I have a confession to make. I haven’t always had a PCS proof home office. My husband and I have a paper problem. For our entire stay in Jacksonville we piled, filed, and boxed paper bills, insurance policies, and receipts. When we arrived at our new duty station, box-after-home-office-box came off the truck and was […]
Hi I’m Hillary! I’m a well put together hot mess of the great American millennial generation.
After a somewhat nomadic lifestyle of my own, I met my now husband and quickly became a milso and then military spouse.
Now I live on the other side of the world, work in a totally different career field, and navigate life to the best of my adulting capabilities.
Let’s be adultish together!
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