A Change of Pace: Tales from a US Military Wife

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It’s my pleasure to introduce to you today’s featured blogger, Samantha.  Samantha blogs at A Change of Pace and tell us that she “is a ‘US military brat’ turned Navy wife whose life never fails to turn topsy-turvy on a whim.  Her life centers around her family, her passion for writing, living the military life of constant change, and striving to reach a renewed sense of health and happiness”.

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What can readers expect to find when visiting your blog for the first time?
My blog is a hodgepodge of personal journaling and life musings with a little bit of healthy living and recipes sprinkled in between. It’s my little corner of the Internet where I can pursue my passion for writing, document my life, and deal with the changes I endure as a military spouse. Currently, it’s undergoing a slight shift in topics due to an exciting new chapter in my life; my husband and I are currently expecting our first child, who’s due to arrive in July! Adjusting to the idea of becoming a mom, documenting my pregnancy, and preparing for his arrival have completely taken over my life, my thoughts, and my blog.

Why did you start your blog?
Writing has always been my passion and my lifeline. Since I was little, my free time was spent sprawled out across my bed, surrounded by notebooks filled with intimate thoughts and creative stories. In the years following my college graduation, I slowly drifted from this passion, but in April of 2009, I finally realized that writing is so much a part of me that I feel toxic if I don’t do it. Starting A Change of Pace was a means of finding my way back to what I love and need. It’s also a way for me to better document my life as I live it and better embrace life’s changes.

What do you enjoy most about blogging?
Above all, I enjoy interacting with my readers and other bloggers. Through my blog and blogging communities like SITS, I’ve met so many women with interests and lifestyles similar to mine, cultivated so many friendships, and received so much useful advice.

How has your degree in Journalism played a part in your blog?
Thanks to my education, I hold myself to a high standard of ethics, and I always strive to be honest and fair to the best of my ability. It also makes me cringe when I stumble upon incorrect spelling and grammar; I always feel the need to scour my writing for errors before posting!

Favorite Posts:
Ten Things I Would Do If I Weren’t Afraid: This is a beautiful, honest list.
The Story of Us: The Night We Met (Part 1)(Part 2): I love hearing about how love bloomed!
Inspiration is Wonderful When It Happens: Samantha’s poetry is inspired!

Home Decor & How to Organize Secrets Revealed
Get Inspired: Miscarriage and Postpartum Survivor


  1. says

    Oh, I remember her (but it’s been ages since I’ve stopped by to visit). Soooo happy to hear the news that she’s now pregnant! How beautiful and radiant she looks in these pics.

    Happy SITS day–off to check you out now! *HUGS*

  2. says

    I never understood what it was like to be a military wife until I moved to a town near a military base.

  3. says

    I’m late today! Can’t wait to go check out “the story of us” and “Ten Things I Would Do If I Weren’t Afraid” – ought to be VERY interesting and good. Great topics!

  4. says

    I definitely need to be better about editing my posts! But I usually, can’t help myself and get sooo excited I post prior to rereading. le sigh.

  5. says

    Seriously cute baby belly! She is a gorgeous preggo! I am eager to start the blog!!

    To all: please enjoy the rest of your day and remember that smiling can help in any situation!

  6. says

    Her “Ten Things I Would Do If I Weren’t Afraid” post is great! I’ve always been a little bit like that myself.

  7. says

    I wish I was better at the WRITING part of blogging (the most important part!!) hahaha!

    And I know what you mean that you don’t feel right if you don’t blog for a day! :)

  8. says

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! My mom was a stickler for grammar. I think I inherited that and my skin crawls when I see people interviewed on TV using bad grammar. It makes them seem so uneducated!