We just got out of the army after being in for 4 years. I could still write about it but it would seem to not make sense after a while.

I don’t feel like that can be THE central theme of my blog. It doesn’t feel genuine for me to tie everything back to the army because I see so little of it as part of my identity.

Do you see another angle for me? I’m hoping you see something that I don’t.

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  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:

    It makes sense because you are dealing with the aftereffects of the army. We have a class system in the US and you will always be part of the army class.

    Most military wives are lonely. And a lot of people are curious about military wives.

    Being a military wife is your differentiator to write about common topics. People who are in the army can’t write honestly about it. And who you are now – and your husband – will always relate back to that.

    If it’s any consolation, I resisted writing about all my topics. I thought careers was stupid. Then when I capitulated to careers. I didn’t want to write about women. Then I had kids and couldn’t not write about women. It’s so hard to face who we are, but that honesty is the only thing that’s interesting.

    Penelope

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  2. Amy D. Kovach
    Amy D. Kovach says:

    What about transitioning to civilian life? (both your family and interviews/stories about others going through it) That sees equally as interesting and relevant a topic.

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