Surviving Deployment: The Liberato Lifestyle

 Megan from The Liberato Lifestyle is the Surviving Deployment feature this week!

tell us a little about yourself:
I'm Megan. I'm a 23 year old Army Wife/student just living life and waiting for husband to get home from deployment. Right now, we are stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and I absolutely love it. Without this deployment hanging around, my life would be paradise.

what is your relationship status? 
Husband and I have been married for about a year and a half. The majority of that time was spent apart but I wouldn't change anything about our lives together. I love being married to my best friend, even if he drives me insane a good portion of the time!

do you have kiddos?
We don't have kids yet. Husband wanted to try to get pregnant before he left for this deployment but I nipped that idea in the bud pretty quickly! No way would I volunteer to go through a pregnancy without him! After Husband comes home and I finish with the little bit of school I have left, I'll be ready to take on parenting. 

what branch of service is your spouse/significant other?
husband has been in the Army for about 4 years now

what is your duty station?

Paradise, aka Schofield Barracks, HI. Having lived in Arizona my whole life, I'm just really glad it's not somewhere cold! 

how long is this current deployment?
It's a year long deployment. It's more than half way over though! I so wish I could tell everyone how soon Husband will be here but I know how important OPSEC is so I'll keep it to myself.

how often are you guys able to communicate?
It really depends. Sometimes I will talk to him three days in a row and then I won't hear from him again for a week or so. Sadly, his internet connection is terrible and we haven't been able to Skype once. I'll gladly take whatever I can get though.   

what kind of support have you found during this deployment? 
My Mom has been amazing! We've always been very close and having her during this deployment has been such a blessing. My best friend is an Air Force fiance so she can relate to my deployment mood swings and my Milspouse bloggy buddies are the best!  

does your family support your spouse/significant others' choice to serve?
My family loves my husband. We have a joke that my Mom loves him more than she loves me! I think she brags about him as much as I do!

what have you found that helps you cope best with the stress of deployment?
Shoe shopping! Ok, that's only happened a few times. I kept a deployment journal for the first part of the deployment and I found that helped a lot. Establishing a routine was essential for keeping my sanity though. It has helped time pass so much more quickly! 

I can't wait until your husband comes home to you, Megan! Thanks so much for being part of Surviving Deployment. Isn't it nice to know we aren't alone? Keep your head up and continue buying more shoes :)

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  1. love this series! It's so great learning about other wives!

  2. I love this idea! :) I need to grab one of your buttons!

  3. such STRONG women that go through this! Im INSPIRED!

  4. So sweet. You are amazing. It helps a little that you're living in Hawaii! I'll visit (:

  5. love this! goood thing to do! going through a deployment right now also! good job megan! you are doing awesome!

  6. i love this post :)
    such stunning wedding photos!
    keep your chin up x

  7. It must be so hard to have your husband gone so much, but I agree with you on the pregnancy thing I would have waited too.

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  9. Wonderful!