Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Military Wife Career Dilemma

It's very difficult for us to have 'careers' when we move every 2-4 years. We raise our children on our own 60-80% of the time. We may commit ourselves to things and end up backing out, because our husbands end up coming home to visit for the short time. We are stuck between a rock and a hard place. We join companies like Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, and countless others for the simple fact that we can take it with us and 'work' just about anywhere on the planet. Our dreams and goals are put on hold while we stand by and follow our hero around the globe.

I'm sure that other wives feel the same way at times. I am not unreliable or flaky. I sure feel that way though! I hate having to chose; however it is not a difficult decision for me to make! After 8 years being military wife I have learned to 'work' around my husband's career. His job comes first. Somewhere along the way I get to do something I love!  Zumba® Fitness is a perfect job for me. Not only do I LOVE teaching, but it's something I can take with me anywhere I go next.

I enjoy helping others. I love to serve others. I want to go out of my way to ensure someone else's success and well-being before my own. I've always been this way and I will never be able to change. My love language is Acts of Services. If i didn't need a job, I would teach for FREE. And I do need the moolah! It's hard to keep going sometimes. I often feel alone and outside. I  know that there are those who are there for me. I appreciate them. I am grateful. I am moved to tears. Despite those who are only out for themselves - those who bulldoze over others - I am thankful to those who help me to keep going!

All in all, I love that I found something that feeds my heart's desire! I love my students. I love helping others. I am a servant and I will serve ALWAYS!
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