Are You Married To a Ranger?
We are sure most of you already know the answer to the question of whether or not you are married to a Ranger. However, we can always look to The Darby Project team to add a smidge of levity with a whole lot of substance and gravity to perspectives surrounding GallantFew Functional Fitness. The Darby Project gives us a unique look inside the lives and families of our United States Army Ranger veterans. With the topic of social fitness, and specifically relationships, many Ranger wives started sharing the unique aspects of what makes their relationships tick. There may have, or may not have, been some wine involved during the brainstorming process. We are told there were hundreds of suggestions during an evening filled with laughter and reflection. With confidence, our group of Ranger wives, admit that marriage is always a journey but being married to a Ranger is an adventure. The list below was compiled by the wives of the Army’s elite 75th Ranger Regiment.
You might be married to an Army Ranger if:
Being committed to social fitness is one way to enhance your life and create balance. A strong local social network is critical to feeling part of the community and connected to others. Telling and sharing your story is one way to find that local connection. Too often Veterans retreat behind online social media platforms and limit interpersonal exchanges to members of their families or other close friends or in a place where the focus is on alcohol consumption. There are hundreds of opportunities, in most communities, to get connected and socialize (and that helps develop professional network). Rotary clubs, Kiwanis, Chambers of Commerce are all great ways to meet new people, have fun and find new opportunities. Remember that isolation is the number one factor in Veteran issues and although meeting new people can be off-putting or intimidating to some, the structured format of a Chamber of Commerce social or Rotary club breakfast makes it a safe way to meet new people and make new friends.
GallantFew is committed to social fitness. Too many Veterans let life happen by accident. The only person who accidentally made his way to the top was Forrest Gump and that’s fiction.
GallantFew Functional Fitness (GFIT)
Throughout the year we focus on various aspects of the GallantFew STAR and showcase how our programs and services layer into GallantFew Functional Fitness (GFIT).
GallantFew can help you identify where you are holding yourself back and help you become intentional in each of the five points of the STAR: Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Professional and Social. To learn more visit our GallantFew Functional Fitness page.
Connecting with a GallantFew Guide is critical in helping a veteran make that transition and get connected to that local social network. Guide or not, make it a goal to meet one new person every week! If you are struggling, know that you are NOT alone. If you find yourself lost in social media, comparing your life to others, break away from it. Reach out to someone LOCAL and start talking! If you’ve received help from an organization, let them know!! Write a review, post on their FB wall, share your experiences on your social media.