Have you ever thought “who am I and how did I get here?” We all feel lost at times and forget who we are and what we want. With spouses, children, jobs, and life somewhere along the way we lose sight of our path. We forget our dreams, our goals, or aspirations. Are you feeling lost?
It is never too late to discover yourself!
One of my favorite jobs I ever had was working at the front desk at a hotel. Being near an international airport, we had people come from all over and I was their first experience of the city. You could say I was the city’s first impression. It was our hospitality that we provided that brought the travelers back to us rather than use a competing hotel. I sound like a commercial saying that but it’s true! In fact, to manage that hospitality would have been a dream to me!
Psst! Guess what? I made that dream come true!!
With all of the back to school talk does it make you think maybe it is time for you to go back too? There are so many benefits of going back to school at any age. Here are just a few:
You Learn Something New Everyday
School offers an opportunity to think about things differently. You will learn from others, professors and classmates. They will allow you to explore different ideas and understand people better.
The school year has begun and you find yourself home all alone! For the first couple of days it’s great, a well-deserved break from a busy summer. However, in time you find yourself wondering “now what”? For some moms, this may be the first time you have been alone in years. Don’t know what to do with yourself, here are some ideas to keep you busy while your little one is off learning.
When I left home for college, I was convinced that my calling was to become a teacher. I had been preparing for it my whole life. From forcing my little brothers into my make-shift classroom in the basement every day during summer vacations all the way up to job shadowing my favorite elementary school teacher as part of my senior project in high school, there was never a doubt in my mind that I would spend my life in a classroom.
Going back to school can be a big change in your life. Suddenly you have to make time and adjust to either going to class or attending an online course. This change in routine can lead to a change in habits. Primarily it’s the healthy habits that get the boot out the door. It doesn’t have to be this way. There are three areas that you can make small efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle that will not only make you feel better but will actually benefit you in your education as well: sleep; nutrition; and exercise.
I know many military spouses will see the title of this blog and think, “benefits, yeah right”, but hear me out. There are many benefits to being a military spouse, you just need to be reminded sometimes. With all the difficulties we face, it can be hard to find the silver lining. Don’t worry I am here to show it to you.
1. I can change a tire, jump a car battery, and cook supper too!
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new career path is your personal strengths and interests. Being successful is so much easier and rewarding when you are actively pursuing a career doing what you love! Almost every skill set, hobby or interest can translate into a meaningful career and Interior Decorating and Design is no exception.
It's the dreaded “D" word! No it’s not diet or divorce, its deployment! In every military spouse’s life he or she will have to face a deployment at least once, if not multiple times. My husband and I have been through five deployments. It never gets easier, but there are ways to make it more tolerable.
Have you ever had someone say to you “It’s called work and not fun for a reason.” Doesn’t make you very excited for your future in the workforce, does it? Well have no fear, your career fairy is here. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to grow up to be a mindless drown who punches the time clock in assembly line fashion. Most people think you have to work to live. Well I’m here to wave my magic wand and show you that you can live to work! Have a hobby you enjoy? Turn it into your career!