Monday, March 5, 2012

Why I decided to share my blog with the WORLD

This blog started almost a year ago in an attempt to stay connected to our close friends and family as we set out on a adventure as newlyweds and young military family. As the first BIG MOVE approached (Boston-Charleston), my self-created "civilian bubble" POPPED and I found myself scrambling to retain any sense of normalcy we once knew. I was panicking and wondering how the hell I would be able to keep in touch with everyone after moving 1000+ miles away, and felt like I really needed a place to track our adjustment to military life. 

Moving away from everything we've ever know has been the hardest and BEST thing we've ever done, and every entry in this blog is proof of that.

Over the past few months I've received requests from many, many people to read our blog, some people I NEVER expected. I was flattered, and obliged, but didn't make our blog address public on purpose.. I still wanted it to be our own private thing. However, as I found myself adding entry after entry, it became overwhelming to alert all of my readers individually that I had updated the blog. People lost the web address, and honestly, I was probably the only one reading it. While I wasn't blogging, I WAS cooking.. and I received many requests to create a food blog of my recent culinary adventures (as seen on FB). I found myself wondering if I should just go ahead and share this with the world. 

I've gone back and forth for MONTHS deciding if I wanted to make this public. Allowing the world to read about my life makes me very, very nervous. But, I think I'm ready. 

My amazing husband spent many, many hours helping me perfect this new layout and personalized banner. How awesome is it? I'm just so excited to share it with you all. You'll see that I HAVE added a Culinary Adventures tab, where you'll find all of my food blogging entries. The Navy Life blog will continue to detail the ups & downs and every day life of our little Navy family. 

Whether you're a friend, family member, fellow Navy wife, or some creeper from Facebook (yes, YOU), I hope that you enjoy reading. Please leave comments, I'd love to know who you are.



  1. so awesome! love you!

  2. Hi Megan, great job:) We would rather have you here in Boston, but so nice to read about your adventure:) Well that and your pictures of your culinary expertise:)

  3. Reading your blog as I procrastinate makes me sooo happy! :) Miss you. Love you!

    <3 Yo twin.

  4. Hi Meg! I'm Jay, 32 year old wife of an MT Submariner! I too have a blog (a few of them!), and I work full time while my husband does his submarine work.