Hello, hello! Happy Hump Day! Our week is flying by around here as we hustle to unpack and set up as much of the “big” stuff as we can before a wedding in Birmingham this weekend and then Jamie’s first day of work on MONDAY! Squeal! I’m so excited for him! The upcoming wedding (he’s in it) is well-timed because it’ll serve as a necessary, fun distraction leading up to his first day on Monday.
Last week I shared part one of a spontaneous Instagram Q&A, so I’m popping back in today with part two. Thanks for playing along with this prompt and sending a few questions my way. Always fun to dive into some different topics and share things I may not have talked about otherwise.
Best piece of advice for military spouses?
It took me all of one second to think of the best piece of advice I would give military spouses, and that is to remember that you are so much more than a military spouse. If you want to work and have a career, absolutely do it. If you want to go back to school and further your education, there are so many ways to do so. Always continue to do the things you love, regardless of where you move, what your spouses’s career and schedule look like, etc. We all have gifts and talents, but often we feel that we’re overlooked because our spouse’s career and schedule are so demanding. If there is something you love and want to do, do it. Do not let the idea of being a military spouse be your sole identity.
If you could wear one accessory for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My engagement ring, no doubt! Jamie designed it after we looked at rings just once, and he did such a good job!
Who would you invite to a dinner party – dead or alive?
This is another really easy question to answer. I would for sure invite my mom’s parents, who both passed before I was born. Then I would invite my mom and aunt to join us as well so that I could see their family unit together.
Are you planning on going back to work?
The short and sweet answer would be not any time soon. This question has been coming up with my family and friends a lot recently now that we’ve moved back to Alabama for good. I don’t want to spill my thoughts too much as to not shoot the idea of a future job in the foot, but right now I’m beyond content making a part-time income from this blog and having the flexibility that I do with our daughters. With that being said, my eyes and ears will likely be wide open to job opportunities once Sadie starts school full-time in three years.
If you stayed home when your kids were little, when did you eventually go back to work?
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to three little girls (ages 7, 4, and 1) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo