Salute to Spouses Blog

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The 9-5 With Pamela McBride

When I decided to return to school for my master’s degree, I thought I had it all figured out.  My employer was going to pay for it, I had a chance of finishing before we moved (again), and my Army hubby was not only onboard with my decision, but he was willing to put in a lot of extra help with our son so I could go to school at night.  But, as we all know, things don’t always work out in such a neatly tied package for military wives.  In fact, that particular package didn’t stay intact for very long.  Hubby’s job changed to an assignment that was far more demanding of his time, and as a result there were many hurdles that threatened my chances of meeting my back-to-school goal.  But guess what? I took the plunge anyway and eventually, I achieved it.  There I was, 30-years-old, nearly 7 months pregnant, walking across the stage to receive my degree.

I did it and I know you can too.

This is the place to share your concerns with someone who’s been there, done that, and wants to help you get through it.  What are your fears about going back to school and being able to handle the extra work load with your already crazy lifestyle? What do you need to help you overcome some of the challenges of this undertaking? Are you not-so-new to this and have something to share with the rest of us?   Let’s talk about it...

Pamela McBride

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