I did it!
I have finally finished all the classes required for my MBA with a concentration in Government Contracting and Acquisition. There is still a comprehensive final to pass in January but for now, I am done. It’s given me a new appreciation for my abilities (to not pull my hair out, to pull some solid papers out of my butt in 4 hours, and to push through work and parenthood on minimal sleep). I’m still in career limbo though. You’d believe or hope that an MBA is a door opener…and maybe it will be down the road. But my life as an overseas military spouse makes it difficult to parlay my degree into a meaningful career…at least for now.
Until then, where do I go from here? As I’ve stated before, I’m a planner and a list maker. I always need to have projects or things on my plate. I’m trying to minimize this feeling for now so that I can spend those precious extra minutes that I have with my babies. They have patiently waited their turn when mommy needed to do homework. Thank you to my husband for the many afternoons and evenings of taking the reins so I could study or write. But I am me and need something that is mine.
Goals for daysssss!
My goal with this blog is to start putting out 1 or 2 posts a week filled with information on remote work opportunities, skill building tools, lists and links of where to find the knowledge and abilities spouses need to make remote work WORK for them, and of course some side stuff from my life as a military spouse, a mom of littles, and an adventurer.
A side goal I have for myself is to grow my knowledge base. To learn new programs and processes to help me make myself a more marketable person. My hope is to learn at least 12 new “things” in the next year. I’ll be documenting my progress and how I’m going about it. Hopefully inspiring others to take charge of their lives and learn new things and make changes and progress instead of sitting. It’s easy as a remote spouse to sit back and think “what is there for me to do but wait until our next assignment?” Let’s stop putting our lives, careers, and interests on hold for 36 to 48 months!
I hope you all will join in on the ride with me and help promote the concept of connecting spouses with opportunities! Check out my previous posts on remote job boards and the top virtual jobs for military spouses!
What are your goals for the New Year? They can focus on anything but I’d love to hear about them! I’m calling mine #RemoteResolutions. Leave a comment and let me know so we can support each other in our growth. If you’d like to know more about me–check me out here!