Why Blogging?

No one has asked me yet “why blogging?”. “Why put your life out there for the world to read about?” I am sure, someday, someone will and I will direct them straight to this post.

In the lead up to A.B. leaving for the Navy I had done some “googling” about navy life, spouse support, Australian Naval base locations and anything else that popped into my head in the process.

The one thing though, that I was hoping to find, was some form of support group for Navy Spouses (I really wish I could say wife. “Navy Wife” sounds so much better!). Anyway, back to the topic at hand…

I wanted real advice. Real stories. Real thoughts and opinions on what it is truly like being linked to the navy and not having “my person” around when I wanted or needed them.

I had looked online and on Facebook but to no avail. The only thing I could find was those websites where people ask questions and other people answer them. What are they called?? I’m sure it’ll come to me. Maybe I was searching with the wrong words. Who knows?! The only groups on Facebook that I could find that were even slightly close to what I wanted, were for spouses of the US defense force.

I wanted something a little closer to home. Australia.

I had been thinking (not very seriously) about starting some form of diary or something to write down all my feelings and thoughts while A.B. is away. It wasn’t until a friend on Facebook shared her own blog about her very similar but different situation (long distance relationship/ not Navy related) that I started thinking seriously about doing this.

I guess, by blogging, I am hoping that other Navy spouses / children / partners / husbands and wives like me will be able to relate to what I am going through.

I want to hear peoples stories, read any comments that anyone might have and generally build a safe environment for anyone needing support, or a laugh, to come to.

That is “Why Blogging?”