The fastest way to a man’s heart is not through quinoa
Autobiography / Cheese-y / Cry for help / Food and recipes / Relationship advice

The fastest way to a man’s heart is not through quinoa

Transitioning from a lifetime of civilian conveniences into a strictly military environment is a huge hurdle I’m preparing to jump for my impending marriage to Jonathan. What you may have guessed, however, is that this is not the only lifestyle difference we’re soon going to mesh. I’ve mentioned that Jonathan is the gun-weilding, country-music-listening type, … Continue reading »

How (not) to communicate with your deployed soldier via email
Army 101 / Deployment / Relationship advice

How (not) to communicate with your deployed soldier via email

Jonathan and I may have our communication mishaps when he’s stateside, but I’d like to think, with his last deployment under our belts, we’re starting to get the hang of communicating successfully through the distance. Which just goes to show you how often I prove myself wrong. Anybody who has worked in an office is … Continue reading »

Army 101 / Autobiography / Cheesy / Coping mechanisms / Deployment / Relationship advice

Learning to communicate without your boobs

There are two basic truths I’ve come to believe about long-distance relationships: 1. Eventually, somebody will have to move; and 2. It’s really going to suck until one of you does. There’s an emotional intimacy necessary in a relationship that you just can’t imitate over the phone. Without that in-person intimacy, there’s a lot of … Continue reading »