Readers & #paisleyhearts,
I’m going on hiatus for November and December. Maybe longer. I’ve been struggling with this for a long time, months now. I’ve lost my passion for this blog. Not the community that it has built (that’s the only thing that’s kept me going, to be honest) but just the focus of this blog.
I’m going to be real with you. Really, real.
I’m done with military life.
In real life and on the internet, I don’t want it to be a large part of my life anymore. As much as I don’t want that, I also can’t avoid that. It is my husband job, and it does impact ever facet of our life. I can’t stop that from happening, but I can choose where I focus my energies. At this time, it’s not on this blog.
I want to be clear, I want to express to anyone reading this, anyone who feels left out of military life, anyone like the one searcher who searched “only hippie military spouse” to find me:
You are not alone.
It’s cliche, but the military is a diverse place. You can be different, you can be true to yourself and thrive as a military spouse. There are others out there just like you, I promise. But if you don’t like military life, if you want to distance yourself from it, that’s fine too. Civilian friends are awesome too. We all need balance in our lives and it’s up to us to make them balanced in accordance with our own needs.
That’s why I’m going on hiatus.
I need to figure out where I stand, what I need in my own life and how I can make it happen. I’m tired of wishing for a new, a different life. I’m going to make that happen. In order to do that I need to focus else where, at least for a while. I will be focusing on my Master’s program and building my career over this time frame, as well as personal life improvements.
Have a happy holiday season!
~Kara, The Hippy Milspouse