Blog Category Military Spouse
Military spouse’s goals, careers, and dreams can often be cast aside during their soldier’s military career. With constant moves, deployments and being away from family, many spouses settle into the role of stay-at-home parents. The fact of the matter is that before you know it, it has been three years and you are still in the middle of your Associate Degree or haven’t even gotten the chance to register for courses to train for your dream career.
Another year has flown by. Time can move fast, especially when you are a military spouse. If you’ve had resolutions for completing a certification or a degree for multiple years, and it seems you’re at a snail’s pace for completing them, don’t let another year go by. You may be eligible for a grant of up to $4,000 dollars from the government to complete your career training!
If you talk to military spouses who have experienced deployment, you’ll discover that everyone has different advice on how to save your sanity while your spouse is away.
Making a Deployment Plan can make the time seem to go by faster. Some things to include:
Create a Master Binder to corral important information
Pre-pandemic, the unemployment rate for military spouses was about 24%, and the civilian unemployment rate was 3.5%. Let’s let that sink in.
What do you know about My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses?
MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job-related training, education and licensing for spouses of active-duty servicemembers. Your sponsor needs to be within ranks E1-E5, W1-W-2, and O1-O2, including National Guard and Reserve spouses whose sponsors are on Title 10 orders.
Spring is in the air, and along with fragrant blooming flowers, I’m catching scents of “hope” and “healing”. The events of the past 12 months have been unprecedented (are you as tired of that word as I am?) and I think we are all anxious to return to something that resembles our lives before the pandemic.
If you’re anything like me, you may feel as if you are awakening from a long slumber; albeit not feeling exactly well-rested. Perhaps, like me, you are just plain worn out.
I was listening to Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” this morning. Singing along, I found myself thinking; some of these situations really aren’t ironic but examples of Murphy’s law in action.
Many of us are feeling fragmented right about now. Regular holiday season stress on top of pandemic anxiety has created a cocktail for disaster. Are you having trouble focusing? Seeing an uptick in mistakes or feeling as if you are doing sub-stellar work? Do you end each day wondering where the time went, or feel that you are simply going through the motions?
If you are seeking a promotion, looking for a job change or are considering a total career change, now is the perfect time to gain a professional advantage by enhancing your skills and qualifications to set yourself apart in today’s competitive business environment.
Online opportunities have made it easier than ever to brush up on skills you need. Where do you start?
Studies have shown the benefits of shared mealtimes can be wide reaching, having a positive impact on psychological, social and biological well-being. How? Here are a few examples: