Life Update + Mother’s Day Weekend

Welcome back to the Millennial+Married blog.

It’s been a while since my last post. With everything going on, I needed to take a break and focus on other things.

Life Update

I got accepted into an HR certification program at Syracuse University. The program is virtual and is available at no cost to Active Duty Members, Reservists, Veterans, and their Dependents. The program offers several certification options, but HR was the only program that could benefit my career (I work in the healthcare industry). For further information visit http://ivmf.syracuse.edu/.

I’ve been working on my sewing skills and started an Etsy called Med Life Creations, where I provide low cost face masks for people to wear. I got tired of seeing people walking around not protecting themselves or the people around them so I created a solution. I don’t charge anywhere near the amount as others because I’m not looking to cash out during a Pandemic.

Mother’s Day Weekend

My first Mother’s Day weekend was wonderful! I received a lot of calls, texts, and gifts; it was like an early Christmas. My weekend started with a virtual meetup with other moms and it was fun. We laughed, cried, and encouraged each other. It was one of the most positive events I ever attended.

Moreover, I’m filled with much gratitude to be here to celebrate Mother’s Day due to the complications I endured during my third trimester; an opportunity many mothers do not have. In the United States, the maternal mortality rate is the highest of the developed world and the numbers are significantly greater amongst Black Women. Black women, regardless of education and financial status are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy complications. Women sacrifice so much to bring life to this world; our bodies, emotional wellbeing, time, etc.

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Military Wife Life: We Have Decided to Stay.

We moved to a new city four months ago because Hubby had new orders. Now, we are going to stay for a few years. I’m excited because I have a lot of paternal relatives living here that I haven’t connected with since I was a child. It’s good to have support when you move to a new city. Also, it’s a nice break from the noise and constant congestion found in our hometown.

To prepare for the long haul, we are going to start interviewing realtors about options. Hopefully by the late summer, we will be ready to make a move.

Now that we are 100% sure that we are not moving out of state anytime soon, I can complete my Nursing Degree. I decided to purse an ADN because it’s much more affordable and advance to the BSN afterwards.

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The Military Wife Tag

I found this tag while browsing Armywife101.com and decided to participate.

So…

  1. How did you and your spouse meet? At work; he was a coworker of mine.
  2. How old were you when you two met? He was 24 and I was 23.
  3. How long have you been together? Six years.
  4. Where are you and your spouse originally from? The Peach State; Georgia.
  5. How did you feel about him joining the military? I come from a military family so I was on board with it.
  6. Where did your spouse go to Basic Training? Texas.
  7. Has your spouse ever been deployed? Yes.
  8. Ever been to his promotion ceremony? No.
  9. How long have you been a Military Wife? Two years.
  10. Did you marry him before or after he joined? Before.
  11. How did your husband propose? He disguised the proposal as a “couple’s photoshoot” for a friend’s photography portfolio. I had a feeling he was up to something, but I didn’t want to assume anything. He dropped down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
  12. Where did you two get married? Decatur, GA.
  13. How old were you two when you got married? He was 28 and I was 27.
  14. Did he wear his uniform on his wedding day? No.
  15. Where are you and your spouse currently stationed? Alabama.
  16. Do you live on base? No.
  17. How long where you married when you had to go through your first separation? Six months.
  18. What is your favorite base so far? Keesler AFB. I liked the culture and diversity found on the Gulf Coast. There’s a unique beauty to the area.
  19. Do you think your spouse looks good in his uniform? Of course.
  20. Do you think military life is more advanced than civilian life? There are a lot of benefits to take advance of.
  21. Do you like the benefits you receive as a military dependent? Yes.
  22. Do you have a lot of military wife friends? So far, I have a few. I will meet more in the upcoming years.
  23. What is the hardest part of the military life? Moments of separation from my husband =(.
  24. Do you own military wife stuff? Just a key chain and car magnet.
  25. Do you support your spouse as a member of the military? Yes.
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Why I Changed My Career Path to Nursing?

I earned my Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science with the intention of earning my Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. After graduating, I began working as a Patient Care Technician to build my resume and direct patient care experience. My role as a PCT has been both challenging and rewarding; mainly rewarding, thus leading me to pursue a Nursing degree. Moreover, I am attracted to the various areas of specialization and the scheduling flexibility. As a Nurse, you can work 9am to 5pm, morning shift, overnight, part time, full time, per diem, etc. Next, Lastly, there are plenty of opportunities all over the United States. No matter which military base my husband is assigned to, I know I can easily make my coin. Nursing is great for the “Military Wife Life”.

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