I was brutally reminded that my husband and I will celebrate six months of marriage (again…) on July 25. (We have six months to create our wedding album and we have yet to do it!) It’s incredible how time flies. He’s actually been back from Korea for six months too.

What makes this six month anniversary different than the last is that we actually spent it together. The year he was in Korea didn’t even feel like we were married. It just said it on paper. It seemed more like our engagement because we spent the majority of the year preparing ourselves for life together.

What was going to happen with me? What was going to happen with him? What would that mean for both of us? Also, how would we adjust to being together?

I knew we had love on our side — and no matter what kind of challenge came our way, we would get through it together. The biggest adjustment has really been getting used to sharing things with a man. Honestly, I’m surprised how smoothly my transition to married life has been. Things are great — and we’re really embracing our live here in Northern Virginia.

I really like spending my evenings with my husband around our home, exploring our duty station and just everything else about life now. Weirdness just bothers me. For example, he leaves dirty dishes in the sink. And that’s just a silly quirk! I’m the crazy one that washing things as I’m done using it. All the little nuances will eventually equalize and I’m sure we’ll get used to it too. I’m just mostly shocked at how quickly things have been going!

In sad news, my husband will be leaving for a two-month TDY soon. And I’m also working on preparing myself for that as well. It’s like as soon as you get a good groove…bam, the military comes down on you. Oh well, it will force me to think about (only) myself again — and it will be a good thing.

I have some trips scheduled to my old stomping grounds in NYC to visit with friends in August and September. I miss them so much, so I’m looking at our separation positively. Also, I plan to see my husband when he graduates his class in Arizona at the end of September — another opportunity to see Sierra Vista!

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  1. Married life is definitely an adjustment but then when you add the military it takes it to a whole new level.

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