Catalyst Women- We are In the Boat Together

Military Spouses are Catalyst Women:  Women (spouses & service members) who lead with their strengths and make a difference in what they do

Today I get to highlight an amazing military spouse whom I am personally a fan of, she was one of the first friendly faces for me upon arriving at Ft. Hood.  A past soldier herself, Christy has been an incredible example of an FRG leader, friend and an active wife/ mom!

When heading to a new location, how do you get connected and meet new people?       I start with my children’s schools. There are usually other parents in similar situations with similar interests that I meet when picking up and dropping off my kiddos.

 

How do you re-charge and pace yourself in a busy and unpredictable lifestyle?                        I run, crochet, and read!

 

What aspects, programs or benefits have you come to enjoy about the military life?    The opportunity to visit new places is always exciting! I also enjoy many of the classes/courses offered (for free!) through ACS!

 

How do you find encouragement and inspiration?   Talking with other parents, neighbors, and fellow FRG members helps to give me different perspectives that I use to keep myself thinking positively.

 

What is one thing you would like to learn or accomplish this year?   I would like to successfully unpack my household goods in less three months with this next move!

 

If a new military spouse walked up to ask for your advice and you only had a few minutes to give your best suggestions, what would they be?   No matter where you go, it is you that decides what type of stay you will have. Get out, see the sights, meet people, and take the ACS courses! Try to find the positives of even the worst places and cling to them!

 

Anything else you would like to add?   We are all in the same boat. It might be foggy and we may not be able to see each other at times, but if the boat tips over, we all get wet! Sometimes we will struggle. The goal is to get through the struggle, move on, and learn from it, not to stay stuck in the gloom of it.

 

Thanks Christy for being such a good friend & FRG Leader!  All the best at your next post!

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