Military Blues: Self Actualization


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Military Blues & Self Actualization

Military Blues Self Actualization

I have been thinking lately that I have been writing this Military Blues series with the focus on being a military spouse. While that is fantastic, I hope that non-military can also find a comfort in my words. While our situations may be radically different at times, we often share the same emotional responses. Wearing my metaphorical mask is difficult. At times I want to scream at the top of my lungs, “I am broken!” Instead, I retreat into the sanctuary of my mind. As much as I try to avoid thinking on a daily basis, I find it difficult to stay out completely.

Military Blues & My Emotions

I have never thought about how tough writing this week after week would be. The ideas flow through me like water. It is in the execution that I have difficulty with at times. Difficulty comes more and more with self realizations and discoveries. I am a very opinionated person to say the least. When it comes to mental help, I often refer to myself as the “World’s Biggest Hypocrite;” do as I say, not as I do. It is saying and doing for myself that is becoming exponentially tough. It is never easy to admit, when you are who you are to yourself.

I say those words “mental help” and I think, wow, really? Maybe a better word would be advice. I can advise you to be the best person you can be. I can give you the tools you need to get there. Now if only I could get there myself. I know I am not the only person out there on this vast planet we call Earth, who feels like this. By the same token, I sit in therapy week after week, taking in advice and having the hardest time implementing some of it. At what point did I turn into the proverbial “old dog” who can’t learn new tricks? This is my Military Blues session for this week.

~Amanda

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