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Shanna & Mikhail
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Name: Shanna
Age: 24
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Marital Status: Married 10 August 2001 to Mikhail
Children: Baby Seamus born 5 July 2005//8 lbs 6.7 oz//21.75 inches (Birth Story)

My journal is my therapy of sorts. I'm not going to censor myself for anyone's benefit. Afterall, it's MY journal. I cuss a lot, I whine a lot, I bitch a lot, and I make a lot of bad jokes. At least I'm honest about it. If something pisses me off, I write about it; if I'm having a good day, I write about it; if I feel like crap, I write about it. In other words, I write a lot. I like writing, what can I say? This is not your life. If that bugs you, I'm not sorry.
I have a beautiful baby boy named Seamus (prn: SHAY-mus) that was born on 5 July 2005. He and my husband are the center of my universe. I love my family more than anything. I demand respect for them. I may bitch about my husband for 3 days straight, but at the end of the day, I wouldn't trade him for anyone. He's the greatest man I know and I love him more than anything. My son means more to me than anything. I didn't know it was possible to love someone as much as I love him. I will do my thing with my child; you can do your thing with yours. I'm not going to knock your parenting choices and I ask the same for mine. I'm doing what I think is right right for me and my family. Advice has it's place- when it's asked for.
I live in Okinawa, Japan. I'm not Japanese. I don't love living here and I'm not shy about complaining about how much I miss living in the United States. However, Okinawa is infinately better than having my husband deployed overseas to Iraq for a third time. Ahhh, military life. I love my soldier and all that jazz, but being a military wife is not the center of my world. I have hobbies. I have a life. That life extends beyond the military. I'm an American Sign Language interpreter who is currently not practicing. Again, I live in Japan. American Sign Language in Japan? I don't think so. My husband works in communications for the Army.
In this journal, I live by one mantra. Like it or leave:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
-Dr. Seuss

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