The Valuable Experiences of Military Spouses

Hey there! I'm thrilled about this upcoming blog post—it's one I've been eager to share. It's a peek into my life, the wild ride of being a military spouse, and why I think this journey brings valuable experiences to the table for the workforce.

I've always tried to describe our military life to others, but lately, I've realized I might not have been hitting the mark. It's not about making you feel what I feel; it's about helping you understand how these experiences shape us.

So, let's imagine you're looking at my resume. You'll see a mix of experiences and some pretty big gaps. At first glance, it might seem alright, but those short stints and lengthy breaks often raise eyebrows for employers. But what if I could shed light on those "hidden" experiences? If I could, here is what you might find:

General Manager, Household 

As the General Manager of our household, I orchestrated day-to-day operations and logistics with exceptional organizational skills and adaptability. Handling unforeseen challenges, I maintained readiness to tackle unexpected situations, ensuring the smooth functioning of family life through prioritizing tasks and responsibilities.

Professional Mover

During our numerous cross-country moves, I demonstrated meticulous attention to detail and logistical planning prowess. Utilizing strategic packing techniques such as color-coding and item inventory, I optimized efficiency and minimized stress. I ensured the safe transportation of our belongings, including delicate items, through careful handling practices.

Professional Travel Agent 

In my role as a Professional Travel Agent, I curated seamless travel experiences for families, including children and pets. From meticulous planning to coordinating every aspect of our trips, I ensured a hassle-free journey. Managing unexpected events and emergencies with quick thinking and resourcefulness, I resolved issues promptly, providing personalized recommendations and itineraries tailored to individual preferences for enhanced travel satisfaction.

Professional Creative Activities Director
As the Professional Creative Activities Director, I crafted engaging activities fostering family bonding and morale during extended separations or deployments. Cultivating a positive and supportive environment, I encouraged creativity and resilience in challenging circumstances. Emphasizing the importance of finding joy in small moments, I instilled optimism during times of adversity.


Here's the thing—I didn't always see these experiences for what they truly were. In fact, I didn't always view them as opportunities for growth. Instead, I just remember feeling the stress of it all. But looking back, I realize just how much these experiences have shaped me.

As my children grew and our military journey reached its 17th, 18th, and 19th years, I began to find clarity amidst the chaos. I began to understand how my life as a military spouse provided me with unique insights and perspectives that are incredibly valuable in different roles. Sure, it's easier to reflect on it now, rather than in the midst of all the stress, but that's exactly why I'm writing this today. I want to shed light on the level of cultural competence needed to truly understand the value that we, as military spouses, bring to the communities we live in.

I've witnessed firsthand the unique blend of resilience, adaptability, and leadership that a military spouses possess. From navigating frequent relocations to embracing diverse cultures, and from living far from support systems to singlehandedly running the household through deployments, our experiences have shaped us into valuable assets in any setting. We bring a diverse range of skills and experiences that can greatly enrich an environment and strengthen the fabric of any community or organization. 

To military spouses, wherever you find yourself on your journey, know that you are not alone. If you're seeking support in navigating the beautiful chaos of military life and pursuing your personal and professional goals, don't hesitate to reach out. I would be honored to lend a hand along the way. And to those eager to gain deeper insight into the experiences of military spouses, reach out today. Let's start a conversation and learn from each other's perspectives.

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