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Hello, goodbye.

It’s amazing the things that can happen in one year, isn’t it? We enter each new year with so much determination and yet we’re uncertain of what the days ahead have in store. Will they herald heartache? Or triumph? Successes or failures? Life…or death? As mere humans, we lack the omniscience of our Maker and,…

The Resignation Experience

Resigning from a job, for me, has to be one of the most unpleasant experiences of my professional career. No matter the circumstances – whether I must leave due to circumstances beyond my control (e.g. because my husband joined the Air Force and I love him, duh, so I’ve got to go (also known as…

Show Me the Ugly

Transparency. What image does that word call to mind? While your answers may vary depending upon your own life experiences, there’s certainly one image it doesn’t conjure up: the icon representing your social media vice – network, that is – of choice. Social media has the very real potential to be the bane of humanity’s…

Downton Abbey in the Rain for $600, Please, Alex.

One of the best things about my husband’s overseas assignment has been the opportunity it presents to travel. I’m not only referring to travel to other countries (I’ll post soon about our visit to France and Disneyland Paris), but also travel to the quaint and historic villages that England is so well known for. While…

Combating the Hidden Costs of an Overseas PCS (OCONUS)

One of the more interesting things I’ve realized as a military spouse is that people automatically assume you and your service member have an inordinate surplus of money, when that couldn’t be further from the truth for many military families. In fact, it only takes the perfect storm of a few factors for a military couple to find themselves drowning in debt – like an unexpected overseas/OCONUS PCS, for example, and the (hopefully temporary) loss of one spouse’s income as a result of the move (where both spouses are employed).