The WHY behind the Military Life Community

Hey, I’m so happy you’re here!

I’m Beck, and I’ve been living this oh-so-complicated but beautiful life for 20 years.

Yep, you heard me. 20 years of packing and unpacking, leaving friends and making friends, living with my military guy and living apart. 20 years of all the ups and downs and crazy turns that is military life.

Some of you might have been doing this for longer, or some of you might have just started but I’m sure that, like me, you’ve probably had times when you’ve felt disconnected and you’ve wondered how long you could ‘do’ all the things. ALL. THE. THINGS.

Maybe you’ve given up on self-care because you have so much to do and putting yourself anywhere NEAR the top feels selfish.

Maybe you feel like you are going through the motions to keep your life and your house and your children and your pets and your bills and your job and absolutely everything else in motion while your partner is deployed or working long hours or just in the thick of what is required as a military member.

Maybe you’re holding on by your fingernails.

Hey, I’m so happy you’re here!

I’m Beck, and I’ve been living this oh-so-complicated but beautiful life for 20 years.

Yep, you heard me. 20 years of packing and unpacking, leaving friends and making friends, living with my Military guy and living apart. 20 years of all the ups and downs and crazy turns that is military life.

Some of you might have been doing this for longer, or some of you might have just started but I’m sure that, like me, you’ve probably had times when you’ve felt disconnected and you’ve wondered how long you could ‘do’ all the things. ALL. THE. THINGS.

Maybe you’ve given up on self-care because you have so much to do and putting yourself anywhere NEAR the top feels selfish.

Maybe you feel like you are going through the motions to keep your life and your house and your children and your pets and your bills and your job and absolutely everything else in motion while your partner is deployed or working long hours or just in the thick of what is required as a military member.

Maybe you’re holding on by your fingernails.

I WANT THE MILITARY LIFE COMMUNITY TO FEEL LIKE HOME

Home is a funny concept when you’re a Military spouse! Home IS where you make it and I want ML to be your spiritual home — not in a woo-woo way — but in a way where you are seen by others who GET IT.

I want you to be seen by other people who get the disappointments and the excitements, the challenges and the celebrations. Heck, how good is it just to have others who get the military ‘lingo’?!

So I decided to create what I needed so we can all live here: a place to connect other Military Spouses. A place to tell their stories. A place I STILL need while I continue living Military Life. I wanted a place where I and all of you could feel like you belonged, a community.

 

Whether you have been a spouse for 2 days or 20 years like me….

You BELONG here!

HELLO, YOU!

 

LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER!

 

I TRULY want us to connect with and acknowledge each other.

I want the ML Community to be your people, and to connect you to your people.

Because we get it, we get you.

 

SO, I BET YOU’RE ASKING…. HOW CAN WE CONNECT?

 

Here’s how:

Military Life Podcast

The Military Life podcast is about telling the stories of Australian Defence Partners. It Connects, informs, acknowledges and supports the Defence Partner Community.

Online Zoom Catchups

ALL Defence Partners deserve to be able to connect- Queue the ML Online Catchups! Come along to a fortnightly ML Online Coffee Catchup or the monthly Online Trivia & Catchup. Connection is a click away.

Fbook/Insta Community

Feel seen, heard and included in a supportive online community that JUST GETS YOU! Follow along, comment, ask questions- CONNECT whenever and from wherever you like.

Defence Partner INFO Hub

The Defence Partner INFO Hub is for those who might be new to defence life or who have been doing it for years and just want to check they’re across all the important info! Feel empowered and informed.

Facebook Groups

Sometimes you want to CONNECT in private which is why we have the State and Territory ML Facebook groups. The same connection but behind closed doors aka screens.

Lots of Love Care Packages

Know a Military Spouse who could use a pick-me-up? Nominate them to receive a FREE Lots of Love box, filled with products purchased from amazing Spouse & Veteran businesses. A special anonymous surprise.

Community Connectors

The ML Community Connectors provide a safe, consistent, soft landing for defence partners via monthly face-to-face events. They are your in-location connector.

Join the Mailing List

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