What would it be like if you were able to stay in one place for some time and put down some roots? The common military experience is to PCS and often. But what if your spouse is in the military, and you don't move? Stay by my friends and family? Yes, please! But of course the military has its own idea. And if you plan on staying in until retirement, you will have to move eventually. It can be a jarring experience that first time you do have to PCS. In this episode, I talk to a Navy spouse whose family was able to stay in the Pacific Northwest for a while, and what it was like to be a seasoned spouse and move to a new area.
Kara Ludlow has been a Navy wife since 2001, marrying an enlisted submariner who is now a Naval Nurse Corps officer. She is a Pacific Northwest native currently living the California dream with her husband and 3 kids in sunny San Diego. She writes regularly on her blog at karaludlow.com about all things in this unpredictable military life. As a mentor and blogger for the Military Spouse Advocacy Network, she connects with new Navy spouses to guide them in their own journeys. Kara has seen first-hand how not all military spouses are connected in natural support groups. She knows how important relationships are, and encourages all military spouses to reach out, speak up and ask for help. She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University, and as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Kara can often be found reading cookbooks like juicy novels and is usually thinking about what's for dinner.
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