Milspouse Matters Episode 77
Jen’s “favorite things” this week:
New edition of my book You Are Not Alone: Encouragement for the Heart of a Military Spouse is coming out this month! Pre-order the Kindle version here and stay tuned for more details. The updated print version will be ready soon!
Join the Christian Military Spouses Facebook group—we’ll be starting a book study of the book in February.
The Work of Words winter course from Lindsay Swoboda and Legacy Magazine: a writing course specifically for the service member community! Enrollment is open now for the winter session: Work of Words starting January 25th. You’ll be given feedback from an experienced mentor, the chance to connect with fellow creatives, and most importantly- encouragement to explore, honor, and capture your own story. Get their free resources, the 7 Practices to Nourish Your Writing, and learn more about the Work of Words Writing Course.
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About this episode and guest Chelsea Davis:
You asked for it—here it is! I’ve had a lot of requests for more Navy spouse interviews, so I’m so excited to bring you my talk with Chelsea Davis from The Submerged Life! I first discovered the Submerged Life through their funny memes on Instagram and knew I had to reach out to these great ladies.
Chelsea Davis, Meagan Guise, and Kaileigh Lear are Navy spouses and founders of the blog “The Submerged Life.” As newly-christened submarine spouses, it didn’t take them long to realize the resources they needed weren’t as readily available as they’d like… and so it all began! They launched The Submerged Life in 2019 and have since built a community for sub spouses and families from around the world. Written by spouses for spouses, their blog is your guide to living and loving the submarine life.
Connect with them at www.thesubmergedlife.com and on social media:
Chelsea and I talk about some of the unique aspects of being a submarine spouse, where you can find more support as a sub spouse, and the mission behind The Submerged Life. She also shares some perspective about getting through deployments and the lack of communication that can go along with submarine life, along with great tips about staying positive through the realities of military spouse life. Whether or not you’re a sub spouse, I think you’ll be encouraged by Chelsea’s perspective!
“A lot of people say to me, ‘Chelsea, I don’t know how you do it; I could never do what you do.’ I really hate that statement, though it comes from such a good place. And I never know what to say. But I just say to them, ‘Just imagine the person you love…this is their job, this is their passion, this is their calling. They chose to serve their country. This is what they do—something bigger than them. And it comes with these sacrifices. You don’t know how I do it? I do it because I love him. It’s that simple.’ ”
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