Hi, I'm Kym. I'm a wife to a US Marine currently living in Indiana. I work full-time in the corporate world while attending school to pursue my MBA in Human Resource Management. My husband also works outside of the military and is also attending school for his Bachelors Degree in Business. We will both be done with our respective degrees within the next few months and are thrilled.
My husband and I met a few years ago through a mutual friend, and just months later we were engaged to be married. We will be celebrating our second wedding anniversary this next month, and the time feels as though it has just flown by. He was deployed last year, and many of our "firsts" are just now occurring, so we are playing a little bit of a catch-up on life :) As an Engineer of the Marine Corps, he loves his current position, and will be promoted to Staff Sergeant in the next few months (I'm pretty sure I'm more excited than he is). Outside of the military, we enjoy traveling, spending time at the lake with family, running, and of course our fur babies.
If I could tell people one thing about the military lifestyle, it would be that we are no different than other wives. Sure, we endure long periods of separation, but we are nothing like the Lifetime series "Army Wives." So often, there are negative stereotypes associated with being a military wife, but it's all perception. I consider myself like any of my other friends. Sure, I have a lot of military girlfriends I've met online (and never in person), but that doesn't mean anything. The military has given us opportunities we may not otherwise have, and I'm sure some day we will want to step away from it, but for now we are content with what it has provided us with.