It’s been 2.5 months since we got to our new duty station. In the past it has taken a good 6 months for me to feel “normal” again after a move. But as I was driving home from post the other day I realize I had hit the “normal” point here already. I am still not unpacked. I haven’t made a ton of friends yet. And I still don’t know the area too well. But I am starting to feel at home.
For us military wives it can be really hard to feel connected to a new place. It can take a long time sometimes. But it is such a good feeling when we finally feel that we might actually have a life somewhere new.
What are some things a military wife can do to feel more at home? Get out and explore! If you are religious, try attending some local churches or even the chapels on post/base. Do you have small children? Look for a play group. Love to read? Join a book club.
One thing I try to do when I move to a new place is just keep getting myself out there. Sometimes it will take just a few days to make friends, other times it might take a few months. Just keep getting out there. Do things that are fun for you and your kids and then you will eventually meet other people.
As summertime approaches I know so many military families will be PCSing. Good luck to everyone who is having to say goodbye and start all over again. It can be such a hard task. But when all the details are done and you finally feel settled, it can be a great feeling