It’s All About Perspective

Police spouses all around support their partners in so many ways. Running all aspects of a home and family life while either working full-time or staying home with your children is a lot of work for one person to manage the majority of. Often times these behind the scenes actions go unnoticed.

As a police spouse, you understand that your partner’s career comes with long days and nights, missed holidays and yet an incredible amount of respect and pride. It can be hard to survive the late night shifts, those mis-matched schedules and those feelings of anxiety that can easily creep into your everyday life.

Calgary Beyond the Blue has become a resource and connection for me in so many ways. Since police families face such unique circumstances, not even my closest family members or even my best friends can truly understand my worries, my disappointments or even my proudest moments. This community has linked me with some amazing people that I can truly relate to. Even if I just need to vent about a lonely night shift or another missed holiday, I am surrounded by a bunch of other people that also “get it”. They can offer words of wisdom or even just normalize things when my world feels a little bit crazy.

Feeling that connection as part of a larger community also helps take away those feelings of lonelin