The first time the husband brought up marrying me, we talked about what marrying a sailor meant. It would mean picking up and moving every few years, leaving friends behind, making new friends, seeing new places, never really having a “home” outside of where you are currently stationed. I am okay with it. Growing up in San Diego, the military was always all around me. My Grandfather is a retired Captain, my other Grandfather served as an SK for a few years. My sister served, my cousin (attempted) to serve but didn’t make it past boot camp (another story for another day). I wasn’t marrying the Navy, I just wanted to marry the husband. This lifestyle is what comes with being married to my best friend.
This life has its moments that make me a little crazy, but for the most part, I absolutely love it. I lived in the SAME apartment that I was BORN in for 17 years. I had traveled once to Ohio in the 7th grade.
And now, I have lived in so many cities, and even better, my children have been all over the world!