HI THERE! My name is Erin, aka The Short Wife, a blogger and content creator. OR most commonly referred to as an “influencer”. I’m a 30 year old military wife who lives in North Carolina with her husband, two golden retrievers and am expecting our FIRST BABY in August!
Whatever you find on the blog, know that I am always and 100% authentically me, at least I try to be. I laugh loud, have big eyes, love to eat sushi (I’m coming for that salmon roll when this baby is born!), enjoy reading in my spare time, am a woman of faith, and love to talk about all things mental health!
I started this blog many years ago to keep our friends and family updated on our military life adventure. Since 2016 it has slowly turned into a job for me, earning an income on the side, and allows me to be flexible with my schedule and live a life we truly love!
You can find me on Instagram (where I really spend most of my time), TikTok, Facebook, and Pinterest. If you follow me you’ll probably know more about me than you really need to, ha!
Below is a picture of us on our super amazing wedding day. We had a blast!
The last seven years of marriage has put my husband and I through a lot. Especially with him being in the military, things are always changing. We have experienced a deployment, many months of him training elsewhere, moving many times, buying a house, getting puppies, building new communities over and over again, and now our most recent and exciting journey of becoming parents!
You’ll find I talk a lot about Anxiety and Mental Health. Why? Well, because it is something I have struggled with for a long time. There is a lot of background story that goes with that, so I’ll give you the cliff notes version.
Anxiety and I are friends, close friends really. I have dealt with it a lot of my life but more recently my adult life. During the end of 2019 while we were living in California, my mental health took a turn for the worst and I found myself in a dark spot I never thought I would be in. For months I experienced panic attacks on the daily, anxiety 24/7, with all of the symptoms that come with that too, which then led me to a bout of depression.
I used to tell myself others had it worse than I did. I would think “Oh I’m not bad enough to need help. I haven’t reached that level yet”. Which, by the way, is a total lie.
I reached a point where I couldn’t function during the day. Everything felt impossible and hard. But I did something I had never done before. I asked for help! For the first time in my life I willingly went to a doctor and said “I don’t know what’s wrong with me but I need help because I can’t keep living like this.” That wonderful doctor heard me out and gave me the option to start medication and highly recommended I start attending therapy.
So I did those two things and never looked back. Since that point I have been letting the whole world in on what was and is really happening.
People from all over the country, and world, with a wide variety of ages and background came to me thanking me for telling my story and being so vulnerable.
Now I don’t stop talking about it and probably won’t ever stop. Why? Because it’s needed.
Want to read the first few blogs after I started to heal? Click HERE!
I really feel that God has chosen me to be open about these things. I still struggle with anxiety, but not nearly as bad as I used to. Thanks to a few years of therapy under my belt and lots of trial and error on what helps me versus what doesn’t.
If you want to know more about me, just ask! Find me on basically all the major social media platforms and send me a DM.
I write about the hard things in life and don’t shy away from the real and honest truth. I will always remind you that you are not alone.
I will write about fun things too, don’t worry. I’m not a serious enough person to do that all the time.
Plus, life is too short not to have fun right?
So, are you ready to join me on The Short Wife? I know I am!
I would love for anyone and everybody to follow along with us! The best way for you to do that is by subscribing via email over there on the right-hand side of the page. I get a little notification when you do and it makes me jump for joy!
You can follow me on Instagram too! I make funny reels, work with some really great brands, and most recently am talking about my first pregnancy! You can see plenty of pictures of Kylo and Abby our golden retrievers too!
So, thank you in advance!
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”