Summary of Blog Post Experience
As a military wife, Natalie H. established the blog “Going Placidly,” which offers a positive perspective on life in the military. Having been “married to the military” for ten years, Natalie knows first-hand the many challenges and surprises that such a life brings. Frequent moves, deployments, and unpredictability can cause unusual stress in families, in marriages, and in oneself. When Natalie began “Going Placidly,” she sought to provide other spouses a respite and source of comfort. In her posts, she reflects with optimism on the challenges, lessons, and experiences that are unique to military life. Her posts, which are all based on personal experiences, range in topics, including how to overcome hurdles during a move, how to adjust to new surroundings, why the military life is a blessing, and how certain challenges have made her stronger. While many blogs, articles, and books portray military life as a constant struggle, Natalie gives a decidedly different glimpse, hoping to be a place of encouragement, affirmation, and support for other military spouses.