Ever heard the expression jack of all trades, master of none? Welcome to the life of a military spouse. At least for this milspouse. Hi, I'm Meredith, and I'm a military spouse. What does this have to do with Finding Her Path and web design? Everything. Do you believe that everything in life happens for a reason? I do. I believe I'm unemployed right now for some reason, no clue what that reason may be, I believe there's a purpose for it. In the last 2 weeks, I've applied to multiple jobs, tried to become a substitute teacher (which should of been easy), taken a personality and interest test to help guide myself in life (Myer's Briggs is the bom.com!), researched Master's programs, edited a few websites, spoken with a career counselor twice (thank you MySECO!), filed for unemployment, enjoyed being home with my dogs and cleaning house, and for the first time ever- enjoyed cooking gourmet meals for my husband! Tell me, is all this happening for a reason? Why...can't I find a job? Maybe because I'm 4 1/2 months pregnant. Maybe because we are moving again in 11 months. Maybe because I'm under qualified for the jobs I'm looking at. Maybe because it's hard to find a temp job. Maybe because...I'm not meant to be working right now??? How can that be?
I have moved 7 times in the last 5 years and somehow I've managed to always find a job. This time, I'm not as lucky. Whatever the reason for not finding a job may be, I'm still tired of working entry-level jobs that pay what I would of made out college. Where's my growth potential? I look back at the last 5 years and want to kick myself for not going to back to school. I'm tired of 'finding a job,' I'm trying to find my path, aren't I? How am I supposed to find the things in life that excite me and energize me if I'm always stressing about my next entry-level gig? I want to be outside tasting life, adventuring, and exploring! Why at 29 do I not have a solid career in front of me? Well, like I said, I'm a milspouse and that means I have no control over my living situation. So what do I do? Do I continue down this path of move, start over, new job, move? No- I'm. Over. It.
I'm making changes. I'm 29 and about to have my first baby and I'm tired of job hopping and skipping. I'm going to take this precious gift of time being unemployed and I'm going to make something of it. So, here's to branching out as a web designer and first time blogger! Here's to taking a chance that fate (or sheer will) has something in store for me in the future! Here's to becoming a mommy and entrepreneur in the same year! Bring it on, 23 more weeks of pregnancy! I've got plans for you.