The Deployment ABCs is a 26-week series where I cover every deployment-related topic, from care packages to homecomings to OPSEC. Tips, tricks and maybe a resource or two to help military spouses navigate their way through the craziness that is a deployment. If there’s a topic you’d like for me to cover or are interested in adding your own thoughts to, send me an email and we’ll chat!
I think we owe deployment an apology. And by that I mean, I may have used the phrase “deployment sucks” one too many times on this blog for it to continue to have meaning. So today I thought we should focus on some of the many wonderful parts of deployment.
I know what you’re thinking: wonderful parts of deployment? There can’t possibly be such a thing!
Oh dear sweet reader, that’s where you’re wrong. You see deployments are filled with wonderful parts, silver linings, the positives if only you’re willing to look hard enough.
Wonderful parts of deployment
Lots of time to yourself
Do you ever feel like you just spend too much time with your significant other? You just have too much fun together and miss having less fun solo. Deployments can fix that! Say hello to months worth of you time for you to fill entirely on your own. It may even get to the point that you have full conversations with your pets about what to have for dinner that evening. Thanks, deployment!
Totally free and effective birth control
Forget the Pill, nothing prevents pregnancy better than a deployment!
Keeps you independent
Just when you get a little too dependent on your significant other, they’ll take off for 4-6 months at least which gives you plenty of time to learn how to do things on your own. Whether it’s taking out the garbage or unclogging the disposal or the mysterious world of lawn maintenance, deployments force you to be all “I am woman, hear me roar”.
Ok. While this totally turned out to be more tongue in cheek than I originally planned, if you look in the right spot, you can find a bright side to deployments. They remind me just how much I love my husband and make me exceptionally thankful for all he does at home.
What’s your wonderful part of deployment?