Hiking Mount Apsan reflections: 1. slow down 2. share your difficulties too

Not sure if it was the length of time we spent hiking or just that it was our first time here but I had a few thoughts strike me as I was journeying along. Most of the time my family was waaay ahead of me because somebody had to stop every few moments capturing everything.…

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,…