What's in a name?


Some of you might be wondering why I came up with the name of my blog. The name hasn't changed since I started blogging on blogger.com but the message behind it has meant different things at different times.

I originally started blogging on a website called "Xanga." I'm sure you have heard of it at some point and I started entering the blog-o-sphere in high school right before I met my husband. I was going through a really rough time so I figured having a place to let it out would help me. It did and I found some really good friends through it all. Once my husband left for the USMC, the blogging became more intense and I developed relationships with women who were dating or married to the Marines. Eventually though, I stopped blogging on xanga because I didn't feel I was getting enough readers so I wanted to venture out onto a more popular blogging site. That's how I found blogger.com and as a result, created "We See The Same Stars."

What does it mean?

Well, I am an absolute master when it comes to long distance relationships. My husband and I dated for 4 years long distance before we tied the knot - while a year or more of that he spent overseas on deployments or detachments. My entire biological family - for the most part - lives in a different country on a different continent. Seeing them or even talking to them regularly was difficult. I would see them only once a  year and maybe speak to them once a month, if that. A lot of my friendships were long distance at one point or another and some have been long distance since the beginning. Honestly, I have spent my entire life having close relationships with people who live far away but there is always comfort in knowing that when I look up into the sky at night and see the stars, I know that they see the same sky and same stars as me and that makes me feel a tiny bit closer to them. It makes it easier. Hence, the name of my blog! Kind of sappy for me, but, it works.

What topics do I talk about on my blog?

When I first joined blogger, I blogged mostly about our military life. That's all I knew at the time and it eventually went to being about post-military, EAS transition, and the civilian life. Now, however, I am focusing on me as opposed to my husband and his military career. Sure, I will still talk about him and his endeavors and whether or not he feels like re-joining today. I also want to talk about my life. Where I go in my career and who I become as a wife and future mother. This blog should document my life, what I do and how I feel. So, I will be blogging about post-military life, my family and friends, my career, my journey to potential motherhood, wifey things, home and dog ownership, relationships, my struggle with invisible illness, food and wine - seriouslywho doesn't love wine?? - and all sorts of other things. I can't wait to start really blogging about my life!

Disclaimer: This is my blog. I will write about what I want and how I want to write it. I do not intend on bringing up anything controversial nor do I intend to offend anyone. I do have a potty-mouth and I'm not afraid to use it. I will not hinder my personality nor the way I express myself for anyone. Please be respectful of me and my readers - do not comment anonymously, do not insult or degrade others, and lastly, please be mindful of people's feelings by not being a cyber bully. No one likes to be bullied. Plus, bullies usually end up with no friends anyway. Thanks for reading and don't forget to follow me and comment on my posts!

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