I am a yoga teacher and traditional musician and dancer. In a previous incarnation I taught part-time while I “daylighted” as an editor for a small non-profit. Then, I met and married my husband, who just happens to have a boss named Uncle Sam, and we were whisked away to a military base in Turkey. Now, well, I’m a bit less busy. I teach yoga, and the only thing I edit is this blog (most of the time). I’m using this blog as a space for both keeping-in-touch with friends and family and for reflecting upon my “exotic” surroundings, the inevitable culture shock (from the military, mostly), and the unfamiliar identity of military spouse. I hope that this space will help to hold me accountable to both of those goals. It will also encourage me to write…an activity that I love but which often makes me feel a bit self-conscious.
Between my dude, J., my crazy dog, my family, friends, dance, tunes, yoga, fitness, and various other creative pursuits, my life before the move was certainly not dull. But, with this abrupt leap into a transient military lifestyle, I know that I will continue to crave consistency and community in addition to a creative outlet. As an avid blog reader, I look at this huge change as a wonderful opportunity to end my lurking ways and join in!