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Introducing Jessica: {Mis}adventures of an Army Wife

As frequent readers of SpouseBUZZ know, since the redesign of our site, we’ve been bringing some new contributors on board to entertain, inspire and commiserate with you about military life. We’re so happy with the diverse stable of contributors we currently have, and those who will be on board shortly. Today, we’re thrilled to welcome Jessica, a young Army wife, as our newest contributor. Jessica has a great sense of humor and we’re looking forward to reading her posts. A little about Jessica:

Hi! I’m Jessica! A 20-something Army wife, working woman (well, when I can get a job!), and wannabe Domestic Goddess. I love reality TV (the trashier, the better!), reading, food, exclamation points, traveling, and learning new things. My current project is learning how to play the piano. My husband has a grand plan that involves me morphing into a concert pianist by the end of the year. I’m pretty sure his plans to quit the Army and to live off my performance earnings as a “Kept Man” aren’t going to work out if my out-of-tune rendition of “Jingle Bells” is any indication. But we can’t blame a guy for trying, right?

Speaking of my husband, I’m married to C, who has lovingly put up with all of my {mis}adventures for the past 6 years, and we have 1.5 fantastic cats — Hailey and Zoey! Since Hailey thinks she is a dog, she only counts as half a cat – although she’s probably “fluffy” enough to count as two cats.

I grew up surrounded by the Air Force, and I swore I would never get involved with the military. Period. I guess the joke’s on me! Not only did I marry a military guy, but I have found a passion for being involved in the military community. Thanks to a few PCS moves, I feel like I have not only held almost every volunteer position an Army wife can hold, but I have also worked in a myriad of military support positions. I’ve worked as a financial counselor, a transition counselor, and a military health care benefits counselor and marketing representative. Even with those diverse experiences, I’m still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

I chronicle my military spouse {mis}adventures on my personal blog, so feel free to drop by and say “hello”

Welcome aboard, Jessica!

About Andi

Andi is married to an active-duty soldier and is the founder and former editor of SpouseBUZZ.

She is the founder of the Annual MilBlog Conference. The MilBlog Conference is the premiere event of the year for military bloggers. President George W. Bush, U.S. Representative Adam Smith, GEN David Petraeus, LTG Mike Oates, LTG William Caldwell, RADM Mark Fox, MG Kevin Bergner, MG David Hogg and The Honorable Pete Geren have addressed previous conferences.

While living in Washington, DC, Andi was the Ambassador to Walter Reed Army Medical Center for Sew Much Comfort, a non-profit organization which makes and delivers, free of charge, special adaptive clothing for wounded service members. Andi has worked with several non-profits to help our wounded heroes and their families. She finds that work to be the most rewarding and meaningful of all.

Andi strives to find humor in the good, bad and ugly of life and is a firm believer that laughter has the ability to cure most ills.