“Are you dating a civilian?” ➖ I’m asked this question more than I ever thought I would. Apparently, it’s very rare for a woman in the military NOT to be dating someone in the military. To be honest I never thought I’d date a “civilian” because I thought they wouldn’t understand my lifestyle, my time at @usnavalacademy , my career, so it was easier to be with someone who did. 5 years into my naval career & now I realize how naive that was. Dating a “civilian,” he has ended up teaching ME more than I’ve taught him. Because I’ve only ever known the #navy , he has so much experience in the corporate, sales world, and in “real life” which has helped me grow in areas of my career where navy mentors couldn’t help. Support? Overwhelming, he’s so proud to say his girlfriend is in the navy. I’ve absolutely loved sharing this naval journey with a “civilian” who’s excited to learn all about it, I think that’s the trick, finding someone who WANTS to learn. ➖ Dating in the military as a female isn’t what is tough, it’s finding the right person who is going to support you through the rigors of your career which is the hard part. When you find that, it’s “smooth sailing” (no pun intended) from there 😉. Happy Friday, everyone! Excited to share the weekend with Austin as we head out to Maryland for a weekend of family camping! #joyinthejourney#LTpersonal#datingnavy#womeninuniform .
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