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Military Life

139 EpisodesProduced by Beck RaynerWebsite

Welcome to the Military Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Australian Military partners.Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life (Defence Life), juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our … read more


103.First Few years of Spouse Life & Taking your Business with you

In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Army Spouse Emma about the first few years of Defence and Spouse life, working for yourself and connecting with your community.


Emma and I also talk about;

  • Why she was the one to suggest an Army career to her partner
  • Going from being a civilian couple to a defence couple
  • Focusing on her studies and how Emma and her partner made it work
  • Going from living together to living apart during training
  • The plan to reunite, moving and finding her feet in a new location
  • What happened when her partner changed direction
  • How COVID had a positive impact on Emma’s plans and fast-tracked her partner's training
  • Finding work, setting up her own business and making connections
  • Falling pregnant and posting into a new location
  • Feeling her way through their first posting
  • Why the time Emma had put into online connections made finding friends in her new location so much easier
  • Re-establishing her business in a new location and why she decided to set up a Biz Network to help others
  • The reason Emma set up the Townsville Defence Biz Network in partnership with another spouse and future plans
  • The Support the Biz Network provides for Spouses and Veterans Business owners
  • Juggling Mum life, being a biz owner, defence life and her partner being away


If you would like to find out about or connect in with the Townsville Defence Biz Network click here 

Ready to join the MWL community? Click through the link to get connected xx


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