I used to be AD and now I'm SAHM. I'm eventually going to go to lawchool and have my own business once our children are older.
I know lots of military spouses that have careers. I know many that are happy being career SAHMs. Not sure which category I'll ultimately end up in, especially with a special needs child, but I think I'll be happy being a SAHM.
You can get into the civil service, there's always civil service jobs. Or retail management. Or whatever you want. You certainly have to be flexible because the military member's assignment takes priority, obviously.
4/12/09 3:11 A
The SO and myself are actually both active duty. and now stationed in different parts of the country.
4/11/09 11:40 P
Some soldiers do get permanent duty stations and I've known women to have 'careers.' A dear friend of mine is a social worker and has been for nearly 10yrs. She's been working in Tacoma, WA for 7yrs (as long as they've been at Ft Lewis). I've known wives who are teachers, dental hygienests, hair stylists, nail techs, in-home daycare, professional nannies, interior design. A lot of wives sell Avon, Pampered Chef, dirty girl toys/clothes, etc. It's what you make it. I don't want a 'career' my family is my life and my career and we make one income work and live very comfortably.
4/11/09 11:38 A
I've been an office manager for 3 different companies. I also do freelance advertising/marketing work =)
4/10/09 6:40 P
Do any of your have a career? How does that work with a husband/bf/SO in the service?
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