14 months Apart - Bored and tired girl lies down on the floor surrounded by toys.
Part of the reason the While They Are Gone project has been so interesting is because I could so easily be a part of it myself. I feel a little like that old hair club for men commercial - “Not only am I the president, I’m also a happy customer!”
It’s less been an exploration of something I don’t understand and more an attempt to explain something that I haven’t yet been able to relate in words to friends and acquaintances outside the community of the military. So when I started this project a good friend of mine asked if I was going to include myself and my experiences as a part of the project. I explained that I wasn’t because I really wanted the project to remain objective. After all, my experience and my opinions are not everyone’s experience and opinions. However, I’ve found that the newsletter has given me a good platform to supplement the project with anecdotes and experiences from my own life. So if you aren’t subscribing to the newsletter you are missing out on some extra perspective. 😉
You can sign up for the newsletter on the website. Emails only go out every roughly every 3-4 weeks (When I manage to get a new post up.) I just published a new post - check it out by clicking the While They Are Gone button via the link in my profile - so the next newsletter will be going out soon!