Sunday, June 5, 2011

Western Governors University posted my very first Guest Blog!

I recently volunteered to pen a Guest Blog on WGU Connections about my experiences as a working mom, Military Spouse, and student. 

My piece was accepted and I hope this to be the first of many published works. Eventually my writing will come with a price tag, but future aspirations aside, I am soaking this success in. 

Check it out below :O)

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It was early 2007 and our family (a soldier, a wife, and three boys) had just arrived on Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. As far as moves go, this one was pretty seamless. The flights, although sleepless, were manageable enough.

And thanks to the competent and friendly Housing staff, we were quickly placed in a nice home. Situated atop a beautiful hilltop with a bit of an ocean view, I was in heaven. Then, for good measure, all of our household goods arrived undamaged.

My husband was tasked with immediately jumping into his new job, which required frequent TDYs (temporary duty) back to the States. Majestic as Okinawa was, I knew I was at a place where I needed more to keep me mentally stimulated.

To say my hands would be full in our new duty station would be a hilarious understatement.

Always a go-getter, I had fully intended to complete a bachelor’s and master’s program by this time in my life. Perhaps it was the peaceful aura of the island that brought my personal dreams back to the forefront.

Either way, they were back and I wasn’t going to let them slip away. After the unpacking and settling-in frenzy ceased, I started a search of my own......

You can find the full post on WGU's website! Thanks in advance for your support :o)