Riding the Rollercoaster's Military Spouse/Fiancée/Girlfriend Blog Hop. Check out her blog if you'd like to join. To all my family and friends who may read this (and eventually someday, Joshua)... a "blog hop" is just a fun way to meet other bloggers... in this case, military bloggers! All you have to do is post a brief bio and link back to Rollercoaster's blog for the other ladies participating!
My blog is still relatively new (I just started it last month, so my first post isn't too far back), but just to give you an idea of who I am and why I'm blogging...
I'm Dani and I'm 24 years old (turning 25 in less than 2 weeks!) I'm a graphic designer and I design food packaging for a supermarket chain in the upper northeast.
The love of my life, Joshua, is in the USMC infantry and was recently deployed to Afghanistan. This is our second deployment together and much harder than the first! We have little communication and his battalion has been getting hit hard ever since he first got over there.
We met while I was working in Cleveland, OH and he was home on leave. For me, it was a temporary position before I moved back home, and I truly believe that the only reason I moved to Cleveland was to meet Joshua... that it was fate. I was there for 6 months before finding a bigger and better job where I am now, and a month before I left, I met him! I worked with his parents and they introduced us.
We've been doing the long distance from New York to North Carolina for over two years now, including an Iraq deployment and this one to Afghanistan. He proposed to me last summer and right now I'm in the midst of planning our June 2011 wedding! I'm moving down to be with him once he's home from Afghanistan.
I started this blog to help me through my fiancé's deployment, and I'm using it as an outlet for all the things I love: Joshua, scrapbooking, shopping, music, books, family fun, design, my amazing girlfriends, movies, traveling, and wedding plans! And of course, even though I may not always *love* his job, lots and lots about the USMC, my life as a future Marine wife, and my acclimation to the military world!
So that's what this is about... Hard Corps Love! Please leave a comment to let me know you're reading! I'll be following up on the blog hop to add new friends and readers later this weekend. Have a great night. ♥