Veterans Day – Whatever it takes

"A veteran is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including my life." - author unknown   This is a quote I posted on my wall because that was my mindset as a Soldier and…

First look inside our South Korean villa apartment home & military off-post housing process

Come in! Come in! Searching YouTube for videos of what the houses looked like in South Korea was what we were most excited about when preparing for our move here. We appreciated every video that we were able to see so we could get an idea of what to expect. So, here's our new home…

Facing the military retirement transition Part 2: What are you passionate about?

What are you passionate about? Wouldn't it be great to get PAID doing what you love? I have a lot of interests. A lot. But when I narrow down what might work for me as far as getting paid in the future, I'm thinking of writing and being on church staff. Yes, I'd be willing…

A look back at my former military life review: names called, uniforms worn, recruiting campaign slogans changed.

On this date 10 years ago, I was officially honorably discharged from my time in the military. This is a look back at the names, uniforms and campaign slogans used during my 12 years of Active duty US Army service. I'm still serving today but in a different way. Ten years today discharged from the…

Facing the military retirement transition Part 1: Are you ever going back to work?

"She has a graduate degree but isn't doing anything with it." "I'm a full time volunteer." "Stay at home mom." "My formal career ended 10 years ago to raise my kids." Well, it's that time for me to start thinking about getting back into the workforce now that my spouse is looking at retirement from…

It’s not easy starting over after a move

Well, it's the second day alone in this hotel room. This is our fourth hotel since the move; two in Virginia and two in South Korea. The kids went off to their new school again today and it's been an adjustment for me. Yesterday when they left, I spent a lot of time blogging. Oh,…