If you are going to talk about military life, please tell me a story. Come to the SpouseBuzz LIVE event in 29 Palms CA March 31 and tell me a real live story. Don’t bore me with the number of military members who are deployed. Don’t give me the date that the Marine Corps was founded. Tell me a story about love and loneliness and hope and glory. And make it funny.
Because the world doesn’t think there is anything funny about military life. They think that life in the military is one long tragedy waiting to happen.
Which is really weird to me. My job is all about listening to the stories men and women tell about military life. Undeniably, there are tragic stories in the military like the training accident that killed seven Marines in Yuma last week. Yet the majority of stories to be told about life inside the military are not tragic. I love the great family dramas being worked out in military families across the country. I love the stories of true romance. I live for the comic moments that happen in the military every day. And I love those stories best when they are told in person.
That is why we chose 29 Palms, CA for our newest edition of SpouseBuzz LIVE. We have activities planned to bring out the drama and romance and comedy of your military life. Take back your story with our bloggers. Win some cool prizes. Register here and walk away from SpouseBuzz LIVE with more energy, more motivation and a hopefully a few new friends to carry with you all the way to your Happily Ever After.
Navy wife Jacey Eckhart is Editor of SpouseBuzz and author of I Married a Spartan?? The Care and Feeding of Your Military Marriage available on iTunes and on www.jaceyeckhart.com.