Well okay, it’s not an Academy Award nomination. I may have exaggerated. But it might as well be. It does involve a movie (or maybe a video on YouTube).
I’ve been nominated for Military Spouse of the Year.
It’s a national award, a really influential and important platform, and I’m honored to be in the company of some pretty awesome spouses. That’s just the kind of thing I mean to say here: it’s an honor just to be nominated. My husband thinks it’s really hilarious because I write stories about how hard deployment and reintegration is on a marriage and I advocate for military spouse careers since the military messes with those, too. He doesn’t think I’m the model military spouse that way. But I think it’s fitting. I think I’m prevailing in those areas because of the networks and the support that the military has allowed me to be a part of, not in spite of it.
Voting is open for one day: TUESDAY JANUARY 22, 2013. Today, friends. You can vote for me from each email you own here: Military Spouse of the Year 2013: Lori Volkman
Results will be announced Friday and if I win the base competition I’ll be eligible for Navy Spouse of the Year. And by the way, a Navy spouse has never won! Go Navy!