Here is my weekly wrap up of this amazing journey that I have been on since winning the competition for Army Spouse o the Year from Military Spouse Magazine. You know, I see all these amazing women around me – such as Babette, who founded Military Spouse Magazine, and the woman who hosts Navy Wife Blog Radio - and it inspires me to go and reach out further into the military community.
On Tuesday night all 5 of the branch winners had an interview on Navy Wife Blog Radio, which was so amazing. Babette introduced us each, and we had about 10 minutes to talk about our story. I think I would love to be a radio host, talking to and interviewing people and interacting with my listeners. That was such a cool experience, and I am so grateful to Navy Wife Blog Radio for having us on.
On Wednesday I had a photo-shoot for Military Spouse Magazine. It was scheduled a few weeks ago, but I really didn’t make too much out of it. I thought I would just put on some mascara and put my hair off to the side, but on Wednesday morning I get a call from a make up artist named Kira from Shishedo Cosmetics saying that she would be at my house around 4 to do my make up. I was like “WOW!”… totally floored. I couldn’t believe it! This has been an amazing month.
When the make up artist showed up, she gave me a bag with samples of their facial skin care line. I must say I LOVE this skin cream. It makes your skin feel super smooth, and I would certainly recommend it. I am going to the PX this weekend to purchase some of these items.
Friday, the Public Affairs Officer for the post came to my house to do a dry run of the interview that is going to happen on Monday. She also told me that the Paraglide (Fort Bragg’s newspaper) will be doing a story on me as well. We chatted for a while, and she was really excited to hear my story and about everything I have accomplished as a military spouse. I am really excited now and I can’t wait for the interview on Monday!
Next, I received an email from one of my best friends. On Sunday, I will be attending an event that her organization is putting on called “Evening with the Stars,” and all proceeds will go to the Partnership for Children of Cumberland County. Evidently she let them know that I would be her guest and that I deserved recognition for my achievement, so now I am really curious to see what happens.
On March 12, Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville will be ending their week-long event saluting the military, and was planning to be there to support Blue Star Families. But the event coordinator said that it was also exciting that the Army Spouse of the Year would be there, so now they are going to recognize me at that event as well!