Patience is a Virtue

Over the last month, I have gotten a huge dose of patience from none other than the beloved military. It was a hard spoonful to swallow, but it was a good reminder that I can only have so much control over what happens in my […]

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Traveling on a Budget

Hey y’all! I found a great travel and finance blogger Mr. Military Budgeter and talked him into doing a guest post. All of us have purchased flights before and cringed at how expensive they are. Not anymore. Mr. Military Budgeter is sharing his top five […]

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Becoming Man and Wife

The big day finally came! On Saturday, I got to marry the love of my life and I couldn’t be any happier. The weather was crazy, like it normally is in Texas. When my dad and I walked into the chapel, it was a cool […]

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Introverted and Proud

As an introvert, I appreciate silence. I enjoy being alone most of the time and that’s simply because I need to recharge my batteries. I’m so lucky to have found a man and dog who are the exact same way. We hit a point in […]

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Kon’nichiwa

The holidays are such a fun and stressful time of year! I apologize for being absent for almost a month now, but traveling to Japan for the first time alone, the Marine Corps ball, jet lag, illness, and last minute wedding planning takes up a […]

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Live With Purpose

Alpha Gamma Delta, the women’s fraternity I pledged and was initiated into, is one of the twenty-six organizations that make up the National Panhellenic Council. The Kappa Gamma chapter at my university had their Initiation Week last week and wrapped it up with initiation on […]

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The Guardians of The House

The Japanese culture is filled with so many quirks that are unique to each area of the country. One of the more interesting traditions is the concept of shīsā. Translated to English, they are lion dogs. These statues can come in various sizes and colors, but […]

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