"Salute The Runway" kick off for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York9/05/2014
"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway." - Earl Nightingale
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I'm really excited to share my experience at a very touching and empowering fashion show event that happened on September 3 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, in Lincoln Center. It was held the night before MBFW so it was the kick off for a great start to Fashion week. I was surrounded by military people, fashion editors, bloggers, designers, friends and family. The energy was great and the people were all very excited to see the 14 military women strut there stuff down the runway.
As a Army wife myself, I always think about that transition for my husband and us when we are finished with the military. All my husband knows is the military lifestyle and I fear how it would affect him because he’s so used to it now. It’s really a different world from a soldier to a civilian. I’ve seen it first hand through my husband’s buddies, men and women who were soldiers and then got out of the military. Some of them took different routes with themselves, that were so different from there military occupational specialty (MOS) as soldiers. It’s like a whole 360 of changes for them and that also needs time for adjustments. It’s really scary and a reality check. I know with the Military they don’t give up on there veterans if you find the right people and organization for support. Some people don’t realize how much we have support in the military, even as a Army spouse. I make the effort to reach out to people, so I know that I am aware and involved within the military family. I’ve met amazing and interesting people while in the military. I think it’s so important to help each other for whatever reason because the world is sometimes cruel, but they're people who want to do better or be better. You just have to be careful and really be aware with who to trust and stay positive.
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Thank you for reading and Happy Friday, especially Happy New York Fashion Week!