Boise night life—what's that? At 36-years-old, I'm about to find out.

But First, Marriage & Military Life

As a military spouse who married her high school sweetheart, my 20s led me down roads less traveled compared to singles my age. By 21, I was married, living overseas, and dealing with the ripple effects of the Bush administration's Global War on Terror.

Always the baby of the group, my beautiful mil-spouse sisters were four-to-10 years my senior. While I was living life like Kid-Free Barbie, my girlfriends were knee-deep in raising babies, toddlers, and teens during deployments. So when it came to girls' night, our version was low-key, kid-friendly, and jammy-chic. It was a chapter of my life I'll always adore.

Eight Years an Idahoan

Today I'm eight years an Idahoan. The incredible women who make up my haram here are every bit as remarkable, kind, and cool as my mil-spouse sisters.

Most of them have toddlers nipping at their heels, or moody pre-teens hustling them for rides all weekend long. Because of this, my girls with kids and careers would sooner laugh themselves to six-pack abs than sacrifice a night of eye cream to join me for a premier or an event at rowdy bar. And that's perfectly okay.

Boise Night Life

As I kick off my first year in the entertainment industry, a new chapter of my life is unfolding. Local events, concerts, festivals, premiers, fundraisers, and impractical shoes have a place in my life like never before.

It sounds strange, but in a way the Treasure Valley's been like a best friend at the office these last eight years. Despite how close we've grown and everything we've shared, our friendship's always had a glass ceiling overhead. Lucky for us, this exciting new career just shattered that ceiling. We've got a standing date with Boise night life, and I'm already loving it.

As I cozy-up with Boise's best bars, clubs, hang-outs, and night scenes, I'd love your advice! Email me your tips and favorite chill spots at ryvloves.boise@gmail.com.

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