Once up a time….
I started this blog in 2009 as an outlet, but also as a way to connect with other wives of firefighters. There weren’t any other blogs like it. (I looked) No Facebook groups, nobody in twitter space either. My idea was to someday create an event like The Women’s Conference but for fire wives.
Now everywhere I look there are blogs, FB pages, private groups and yes – even a conference. It’s never been in me to go along with the flow and do what everybody else was doing just because it was the “cool” thing to do. So that’s why the blog hasn’t gone anywhere for a long time. I’ve deleted posts trying to change the “feel” of it, tried to focus on things other than “oh look at me – I’m a fire wife” stuff, but it just doesn’t feel right to me.
These days my train of thought runs more along the lines of “oh you’re a fire wife? cool. k bye.” It seems like some women’s entire personna is wrapped up in who her husband is. Don’t you have a life, too, sweetheart? Yeah, I get that you’re proud of him. But what about YOU???
I’m ME first. His wife second. He is my husband FIRST and a firefighter SECOND! We’re just two people who love each other. That’s all.
But that’s also EVERYTHING to me!