Whoa,it’s been six months since I started this blog and it’s been an amazing journey so far! I can’t thank my readers enough for all the support and encouragement. I’ve met so many amazing people and learned so much in the last six months.
I started this blog, really, to help chronicle my life as a new Army wife and distract myself while my soldier is away. I started reading military-themed blogs before I launched mine – and as I read through many different blogs, I found comfort with the people that have shared their military experiences. I only hope that my blog can offer my readers the same comfort!
Military life is unpredictable and I caught a glimpse of that as a military brat. I’ve never navigated through military life as a spouse though, and it really is a challenge! Now, with only about five more months in my husband’s tour, we’re waiting for orders. The most exciting news came to him earlier this month: there is movement. His orders are being generated as I type – and all the butterflies in my stomach are going crazy.
I’m excited to finally live with my husband when he gets back, but I’m also a little terrified. What will happen to my life here in NYC? I moved here in 2004, at the ripe age of 18 with HUGE dreams of workin’ in the Big Apple – flash forward to 2013, I’m living my dream, now what? I’ve worked so hard to get to where I am today. My career is what makes me, me and I find so much fulfillment in it. I’ve been at the firm I work with for four years now and have established strong relationships. About a month ago, I had my yearly evaluation. I knew then, I would have to discuss with my boss my unpredictable future.
First, we talked about my work thus far. My strengths, what I need to work on and how we can better the firm. Then, when she opened up the discussion to me, I made the leap and talked about my future. I told her that the military is going to dictate where Rob and I live when he gets back (I’ve mentioned it in passing, especially after we got engaged). I warned her that I would most likely be leaving the city. With that said, I still want to be a part of the team. I continued to tell her that I would love to be considered to work remotely. I can do a majority of the work I do in the office from anywhere, really. There are only a few things that I currently do that would pose a problem, but they are all administrative tasks and not publicity work. We’ve hired someone else under me since I’ve started there, so naturally, the admin tasks should be passed down. I absolutely LOVE my job and the people I work with, so I can’t imagine myself being anywhere else. I was honest with my boss and told her how I truly felt about my situation and understood what she needs to do for her business.
My boss wasn’t opposed to the idea of me working remotely. The fact that she was open to discussing it further in the future gave me hope. It made me think that, no matter what, I’ll be fine where ever we end up. My work ethic is strong and I’m determined enough to pull through! Soon enough, my soldier will get his orders and I’ll have to talk about it with my boss again. I’m confident and sure that I’ll continue my PR work where ever the Army sends us!