Precariousness of the Military Spouse

Preparing for Active Duty

              We are on the last few weeks before my husband leaves again for active duty. One of the things that gets priority, other than his training sessions is family time. Spending family time with those that we care about before the unknown happens. This can be a trying time for anyone. This is also a time of transition and preparing. Your partner, or in my case my husband, gets ready to leave and this also includes a single parent house hold; either for the first time or again. When that happens, emotions run high. You are already strained thinking of being alone, your kids (if you have them) are probably worried about being without their parent too.

                Now is the time for preparing. Getting bills sorted, planning for how you will handle things without them, and so on. Transition is a key element here. You not only will have to handle things being alone, but in a parental household you will have to be the head of household without any help. This means setting a routine, making sure the kids understand that while you are there for them emotionally, they also will need to listen to what you say without the other person. Having a partner that will enforce this with you is a crucial role as well. Consulting with the other parent will be more difficult when they are away and they will not be right there for any problems that arise. You will have to prepare and plan for those instances.

                However, there are some instances where you can’t be prepared for things. Stuff does come up, as we all know, and those problems usually are less stressful if you can consult someone. Either another family member, a friend, or reach out to a counselor if you are able to. If you do not have anyone, there are always hotlines you can reach out to for free that will just let you talk it out. Do not think you are alone in this. If anything, you can message me here or on my author publishing page                 www.gt-publishing.com too. You do have someone here for you if you need it. Community In the military family is something I have learned as well. People always need people at some point. We are in this together in some way shape or form.

Apollodorus of Phalerum once stated: “Before that I led a perfectly haphazard existence, and though I thought that I was getting somewhere, I was in fact the most wretched creature imaginable – quite as wretched as you are now – and believed that the pursuit of wisdom was the last thing a man should devote himself to.” (Plato, The Symposium, pg. 34). This can sum up a lot of my younger years in life, as I am sure there are more people this can relate to as well. My name is Georgia Grace and I am a writer. Mostly consisting of romance, all types, but I also like to extend my work into many areas. You can get a taste of that within my blogs and short stories on this fabulous site. As a writer, I am always researching and being creative. Writing is how I express my creativity, along with some other random outlets, but as adults we just go through life. One day at a time, going in circles and never truly getting anywhere except to the next second, minute, hour, day or moment. In todays society we are always pushing to progress, but it seems our history has been swept aside so easily that it becomes nothing more than a mistake at times. However, what we fail to understand, as a society, is that history creates wisdom. Within those moments in time, our history, our flaws, our triumphs, our inevitable decisions are how we can create different outcomes in the future. It is within the wisdom of our mistakes and haphazard that we grow. Focusing on how to get things right or wrong or perfect, can also create wretched monsters of us as well. I am a writer, yes, but I am so much more. I am a mother, wife, rescuer, sinner and saint and through life’s ups and downs I am gainfully employed. I have extensive education, both in the classroom and in life. Some of those degrees consist of CPC, CNA, CSFS, a Bachelors in HIM and an Associates in Applied Science. I have experience as a veterinary technician, management, the medical field, sales, retail and so many other adventures that it would take too long to explain on here. Plus, I would probably bore you with details. At a certain point either people are impressed, or they stop listening, so I will just save us the trouble and move on… In order to get to know me, you would have to understand me. One way to do that is to delve deeper into my essence and beliefs as a person. This can be found in my writings within this platform. I plan to post blogs and short stories while I am a part of this fantastic group of writers and I hope that you will enjoy some of my wisdom and passion, as I share it with you. If you feel that my style is one you enjoy, keep a look out for my book, soon to be published, in an attached link when I have one. Other than that, happy reading and remember, "You Can’t Have History Without A Little Story In It." Can also find me on Good Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/georgiagraceromanceauthor

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