A member of the "Silent Ranks" that doesn't want to be so silent.

About Me

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I’m a California girl with a Masters in Anthropology and currently working on a Masters in Education.  Studying human behavior and teaching are two of my great passions in life.  And I try to write with those two things in mind.  I am also a military wife who’s been married to her Marine since 2008 but we’ve been on this crazy ride together for over 10 years!

We’ve been through two deployments while married.  Some funny moments and some not so funny.  On one deployment I only heard from him once or twice a month because communication was cut off.  Though our FRO made sure to send e-mails about people in his unit that were killed.  At the end of the day, we’ve been lucky.  And like every other military spouse, I’ve been left with all that gets left undone when my husband didn’t have time to take care of it before his departure.  Gotta love finding out that he didn’t put you on a utility bill and therefore you can’t cancel it no matter what your General POA says.

I now have a sweet little one year old who was born in Okinawa so I’m currently learning the ropes of being a new mom.  And it’s been challenging being abroad away from family but we’ve managed to make the best of the situation we’ve been given.  Perception is reality so we’re getting paid to live in a foreign country and right now that’s awesome! I’ve learned a lot along the way that I would love to share so that it can help someone going through this demanding lifestyle.  Please feel free to send requests for posts and check out my youtube channel for tutorials and fun videos!

I also run a Facebook community page along with a few wine enthusiasts for people living in Okinawa that love wine.  We review wine every two weeks and post tasting notes and information on where to find them.

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SemperSpouseTV

Okinawa Wine Club: https://www.facebook.com/okinawa.w.club

E-mail: SemperSpouse@gmail.com

6 Responses to “About Me”

  1. mrsablank

    I absolutely love your blog, content and pictures! Thank you for sharing! I am the wife of a Marine Corps Pilot {student right now} and know I will be perusing your blog for advice. I look forward to reading more soon. Thank you to your husband for his {and your} service.

  2. Emma Banks

    Hi there! I had a question for you about possibly collaborating on something and was hoping you could email me back to discuss? Thanks so much!

    – Emma

    emmabanks9 (at) gmail (dot) com


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