Hi! It’s me. Blogger and social media lover, Julie.
This is my brand new place on the web.
I have been a blogger since 2009…since 2004 if you count the first blog I created when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. I am the blog owner of Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life.
I love love love my spot on the web. I love helping military spouses with my words.
However, there is much more to who I am. A lot of my life that doesn’t fit on that blog. I have a lot to share and I want to write about so I need a new space. Don’t worry, Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life isn’t going anywhere. But this place? It’s my new place and one where I can blog about a lot of the things that are important to me.
After a lot of thought, I decided this is going to be a blog of many things. I tried coming up with a more specific niche but I realized that might not be the best thing to do here. I can tell you that you will find posts on blogging, social media, motherhood, travel, books, writing, life in Tennessee or anything else I want to blog about.
I believe everyone has a story and this is mine…
I married my husband back in 2002. We were both from California and I met him during my senior year in college. We dated for about 8 months, got engaged and we were married about 8 months later. Now that anniversary #14 is here I see more and more how great a decision that was. My husband is one of the greatest. Although we are very different people with different opinions on certain things (like politics) we make things work.
We have three boys. Our oldest is 11.5, 12 is just around the corner and he reminds me of that often. Our middle son is 9.5 and has Asperger’s. This is a big part of our lives as some days can be really good and others not so much. Our littlest boy is 5.5 and about ready to start Kindergarten. We also have a little girl, Gwen, who is our 3-year-old Hound mix. She is the first dog I have ever had since I was raised with cats and I am so glad we decided to add her to our family.
My husband is in the Army National Guard. Next June he will then end his time in the Army after spending about 11 years in Active duty and 3 years in the Guard.
I have been a WAHM consistently since 2009. Right now that means I am a blogger, I write for different websites, do social media and do a few other side jobs. It’s a great job for me although life gets a little more crazy when the boys are not in school.
A little more about me…
I enjoy blogging and writing. I am working on my first novel which I started back in August of last year. I have a lot of stories started but this is the first one that I feel I can actually finish so stay tuned for that. I also enjoy photography, reading, watching television & movies, drinking coffee, being on social media, going on walks and traveling. However, the last few years I have not been able to travel as much as I would have liked.
I have been to 11 countries and about 25 states. I would love to grow those numbers in the years to come.
I consider myself a creative person and I can’t figure out if I am a shy extrovert or an outgoing introvert. I think it depends on the day and who I am with. I worry too much but I am working on that. I am a very picky eater but each year I seem to add new foods. Hello, guacamole, where have you been all my life? I hate driving and I can’t wait for the day when we have self-driving cars.
I love to read and I am always reading at least 2-3 books at one time. I love to watch tv and movies when I have the time. I love the beach and miss being close to one. I haven’t even visited in 2 years. Someday we hope to live by the beach again.
This new blog is just getting started. I am not sure what the blog will end up looking like in the end, but here I am, starting my new space on the web and glad to be doing so!