My name is Shea (pronounced Shay), I’m 24 years old and married to Josh who is an airline pilot. We were married in April of 2009 and it’s been a wonderful 2 years!
I graduated from college in January of 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Human Resources. Unlike many people, I was extremely fortunate to secure a job right of college that was actually in my field. I work for the Federal government as a Human Resources Specialist. I work in the hiring/staffing side of HR and absolutely love it! Sometimes I still don’t understand why I was so blessed in finding a great job when I know so many others are having such a difficult time.
As I mentioned, Josh and I were married in April of 2009. Josh’s dad is a pastor, so he actually married us which was quite special. I’ll have to do a whole separate post on our wedding. Our photographer was simply amazing and I can’t wait to show you some of our photos.
After we were married, Josh and I lived in a small apartment for several months. At that time, he was working for a flight school as an instructor. Although our apartment was on the small side, we really didn’t mind since it was just the two of us. However, with the condition of the housing market, the extremely low interest rates we were seeing, and the $8,000 tax credit we would receive – it was hard not to start looking for a house!
After looking at many homes and not really loving any of them, we started falling away from that idea. But then of course, a wonderful house sprung up out of nowhere and we instantly fell in love with it. After that, everything pretty much fell into place and we purchased our first home in November 2009. It’s been a great decision so far…and hopefully a house tour will be coming soon!
In February 2010, Josh was hired by a regional airline. It was an exciting time, but wow, it was quite the adjustment. Initially, he was away for 6 weeks straight for training and that wasn’t even the hard part. When he finally came back and started flying his regular schedule, it hit me that my life was never going to be the same. I didn’t have a “break-down,” but I definitely wasn’t a happy girl (and neither was my hubby). I just wasn’t used to him being gone 3-5 days a week. Overall, we’re much better now and I’ve adjusted to the pilot “wife-style.” Ha! We still miss each other a ton while he’s away, but we treasure our time together when he’s home.
I’m also a Christian and love Jesus lots! I know I’m not perfect, but God loves me and is always there for me. It’s a wonderful comfort.
Above all… wherever life takes me, I want to enjoy as much as I can, trust in God, and smile whenever possible. =)