Shipboard Struggles

  • Wait For Me
    In our recent homeschooling adventures I’ve decided to teach Katherine bits of practical information. (Which, I feel, is the ultimate reason to homeschool.) This week we were going to learn about knife safety. We’ve had this plastic lockback knife kit for a couple of years and never built it. (We had the same kit before …

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  • 6 Steps of Troubleshooting: Mental Health Edition
    I have a knack for remembering really obscure random things.  For the past month or so I’ve (tried to) take a break from Facebook. I do this every so often when I notice I’m feeling extra overwhelmed and anxious and can’t pinpoint why. For me it’s like when I’m troubleshooting and have to isolate the …

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  • My 5 Warning Signs That I’m Slipping Into A Depressive Episode
    What are your usual “markers” for when you’re entering a depressive episode? I’ve been having a rough couple of weeks and just recently decided to take a break from school.Becauseā€¦ let’s get real, I wasn’t doing any work anyway. With all this newfound free-time, my daughter and I created a new schedule. We had one …

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  • Leave While You Still Love It
    A funny thing happened to me yesterday. Tiffany, my friend who is staying with me while she waits to EAOS, interrupted the intro to “The Last Ship” and asked me “Do you miss the Navy?”I replied “No… Why would you say that?” as I tucked my USNI membership card into my wallet.I was sifting through …

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  • The Struggles of Working/Schooling at Home
    As I sit here in a daze, I’m wondering where the last six weeks of my life have gone. First I was having a rough transition out of the Navy and now it seems the whole world is having a rough time.Which, if I’m being completely honest, is actually kind of awkwardly comforting that everyone …

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