We must admit – it’s a very weird time to start a blog. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the current (but long-standing) civil unrest and racial injustice in our country, launching a lifestyle blog feels a bit strange. We feel now, more than ever, we need a sense of community. Life is still pushing forward, and with PCS season on the horizon , we want to get our resources out to those who need them. We hope this blog can help bring us together.
If you’ve been reading over the last few weeks, thank you for following along! We wanted to dedicate a blog post to share a bit more about who we are and why we’re here. We also hope to diversify and grow our list of contributors to represent more duty stations! Read on to learn more.
Why a blog?
Let’s face it – there’s no life like the submarine life. As newly-christened spouses, it didn’t take us long to realize the resources we needed weren’t as readily available as we needed them to be. As helpful as your wardroom or FRG may be, or online resources like Facebook groups and websites, there’s a lot of information that can get lost in the weeds. In short, we wanted to create a space where submarine spouses could share their knowledge and experience. We want to be an online resource for spouses, significant others or extended family members to learn more about duty stations and what the submarine life is all about.
But, we’re not your typical military spouse blog…
If our name didn’t give it away, we’re all about submarines. That’s right, a dedicated submarine spouse blog. We’re not a catch-all. Two, you won’t see headlines like “10 Things You Wish Your Civilian Friends Knew” or “The Heartbreaking Reality of Being a Navy Wife.” While those topics are serious and should be recognized, a quick Google search will help you get there. At The Submerged Life, we want to focus on the positive. This is not an easy life, but it is a unique one. And that uniqueness bonds us.
So, consider us your “Unofficial Submarine Spouse Handbook.” The toolkit in your back pocket when you have questions, like “What Do I Wear to Sub Ball?” or“What’s an FRG?” Did you just get orders for Guam? Take a breath and check out this handy guide. Do you need to set up a Power of Attorney before your spouse goes underway? Here’s what you need to know.
Written by spouses for spouses, we want to be your guide to living and loving the submarine life. Our contributors live all over the country, representing their duty stations and sharing their wealth of knowledge (and we’re looking for more – read on). And we’re just getting started!
Thank you for visiting and we hope you’ll stay awhile! Please subscribe and follow us on Facebook!
Interested in contributing?
Are you a sub spouse/significant other yearning for a creative outlet? Extra credit if you live (or have previously lived in) Bahrain, Kitsap-Bangor, Millington, Naples, Norfolk, Pearl Harbor, Portsmouth or San Diego.
How many contributors are we looking for?
At this time we are looking for 2-3 additional contributors, but eventually we’d love to expand to represent every duty station.
How often do you need to contribute?
Contributors will submit a minimum of 3-5 blog posts every month, per a deadline calendar. You will also be expected to contribute story ideas to our content brainstom doc, especially subject matter related to your duty station! You will need to know how to use Google Docs.
Do I have to be a spouse?
No, absolutely not! But at a minimum you must have some experience or ties to the sub community.
Is this a paid position?
Not at this time, but who knows what the future holds! We hope you see this as a great opportunity to flex your creative muscles and make more connections.
HOW TO APPLY: It’s simple! Send us an email and tell us a little bit about yourself, your experience in the sub community and why you want to join The Submerged Life. Bonus points: share any writing samples, story ideas or categories you want to cover. Please write CONTRIBUTOR – YOUR NAME in the subject line.
Interested? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org