Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Will you still love me when I'm not an Army wife?

I have been writing here for 3 years now. But I don't see myself writing here much longer. I do have another non-military blog - Sara & Rigel, the Life & Tails of me and my Shadow. I will be blogging there while we are in transition and when I move home.

As most of you know by now, I'm just so burnt out with the military and being an Army wife. I'm so done with it. And as they say, if you cant say anything nice, don't say anything at all. So instead of badmouthing my husband's unit and leadership, my mouth & blog will be quiet about it. Some transition details might pop up from time to time, but I'm not the Soldier going through ACAP and ETS. An Army wife's transition is different than the Soldier's. I already know how to be a civilian. I know about civilian insurance and school and rent and resumes and jobs. But thankfully, Joe is having classes about all of that. He hasn't been an "adult" outside of the military so I'm glad they are teaching him a few things he will need. Now I can just hope it's helpful information and not a waste of time... but whatever.

So if you want to follow my journey, please check out my other blog. Lots of pictures of Rigel and hopefully updates on graduation SOON and job hunting when the time comes.

Thanks friends!


Bethany said...

Of course we'll still love you! I look forward to reading more as you embark on this new, exciting, non-Army adventure! :)

Julie Danielle said...

I am excited for you :) I have to bite my tongue until it bleeds sometimes because of how frustrating the Army is but such is my life right now. Looking forward to reading about your new adventures :)

Sara said...

Thanks Bethany!!

Thanks Julie! I should practice biting my tongue more. :)

Christine Brugman said...

Sara, please shoot me an email if you think Joe is in need of some career transition resources. I just PCS'd from the Springs and still have some great resources and contacts for military transitioners in that area. christine@resumesrightaway.com

He can also check out my Career Blog with Colorado-specific resources at http://resumesrightaway.wordpress.com/military-veteran-career-resources/

Best wishes on your new journey! ~ Christine, Military Spouse

Elissa Brown said...

Just be careful to not bite your tongue off! According to your blog you're almost there. Good luck with your next path in life :)

Sara said...

@ Christine Brugman, thanks for the offer. But Joe wont be in Colorado long after his ETS. He'll be joining me in Arkansas and going to school on the GI Bill. I hope he wont need a resume until after he graduates. I was lucky not to work as an undergrad and I hope to do the same for Joe. Fingers crossed anyway.

@ Elissa - thanks!

Christine Brugman said...

Sara, no worries --- just make sure that he makes use of veteran resources out there when that time comes. There are so many nonprofits that support veteran employment efforts as well as job placement. I wish you all the best and look forward to reading about your new adventure!