A large part of my life has ended. I closed the doors completely on that day we said goodbye to each other and entering a new and exciting part of our lives. I can clearly recall the day that my husband’s orders for a 15 month deployment landed in my hands. I was still in shock from the overall news but this made it real, there was no way out of this and it was happening. Who would have known that the horrid thought of deployment would change my life for the best?
We all need breaks in between work, studying, and writing papers. Not only did I go to school online but I also worked from home full time. What does this tell you? I was at my desk a lot and learned the hard way about what it meant to schedule “break” time.
Going back to school as an adult is hard enough on your own but what happens when you throw in a toddler, full time job and deployed husband? It could be the perfect recipe for a disaster if you don’t have a good plan. Most importantly when you put too much pressure on yourself you will start to notice a pattern of “Keep Calm and Carry On” motivational quote clichés. This won’t work in your favor, trust me. We are all unique individuals with different situations in which why we decided to go back to school.
Online colleges are a fantastic option for military spouses. We move so often and trying to plan classes around our spouse’s schedules is near impossible, online classes make it easier to continue your education. When taking classes online, you can take them anywhere you transfer to and you can work your class schedule around your family’s needs. The important thing, like when choosing any college, is research. Make sure you pick the one that is right for you and your needs. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and even ask about special assistance for military families.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day originated in the United States during the 1980s. Since then, every US President has celebrated the day each year and has encouraged the world’s population to do just the same. This is a day we recognize not just the risk military service members expose themselves to every day of the year, but to honor and acknowledge the supportive families who make their many struggles bearable.