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Being a military spouse is not always easy and to throw chase your dreams as a military spouse in there, woo chile, that's a lot.
Truth be told being a military spouse is not for the fate of heart but at the end of the day it's one of the most rewarding roles to have because you are supporting your service member who is giving the ultimate sacrifice.
With all that said, it can still leave you wondering, what about me?
What about my dreams? When will I have the opportunity to do the things that I've always wanted to do?
In fact I've been a military spouse for 20 years! It's been amazing. Yes, challenging but a blessing and I'm excited to share my tips that will hopefully help you with claiming your dreams.
I always love this statement because it's so true. And much needed in order to chase your dreams as a military spouse.
With all of the moving we do, it's hard to put down roots. We're here one day and then gone the next. Well, not that quick but sometimes it feels that way.
It's important to look in your area and see what you can get into relating to what you're trying to pursue. Whether that involves volunteering, part time or full time work.
Keep an open, positive mind and find opportunities that will help you grow.
I would always try to find places to work and/or volunteer. Before we had our kids, I worked and then when we had our first, I decided to be a stay at home Mom and ended up volunteering quite a bit. Now that my kids are older, I'm back working full time in the Government while also modeling/acting professionally (a lifetime dream of mine) which came true. Woohoo!
I can't stress this enough. Find childcare so that you can do the things that you want to do and need to do.
Don't always rely on your military member to relieve you from the kids so that you can go do what you need to do because sometimes it just doesn't happen. He/she may have to stay at work later, work the weekend, gone on TDY, etc.
Now I'm not saying that you and your military member should not work as a team because you should definitely be doing that and communicating with one another. What I am saying is that some times you just have to make those arrangements for your kids in order to fulfill the things that you need to do as an individual.
My hubby has always been great with trying his best to be home (especially when the kids were younger) if he knew that I had something to do but there were times where he needed to go out of town or maybe work later, what then? Was I to get upset or just find another way to make it happen?
In situations like this, it's important to have a few trusted sitters or a Mommy tribe that you can rely on to help you. And when it comes to the tribe, remember to return the favor late when need be.
Find classes that will help elevate you and take you to the next level of whatever you are trying to pursue as you chase your dreams as a military spouse.
Once you find them, sign up for one or two.
If it's hard for you to take an in person class, there's tons of online classes that you can take advantage of.
I started taking acting/modeling classes both in person and online because I knew they would help me get to where I was trying to go. I stopped thinking that it wasn't going to happen for me and started to make things happen.
Every little bit counts and matters. And you never know what opportunity will present itself because of it.
I filmed my first commercial, was on set as a background actor for a couple of movies and won a model walk off competition as a result of taking classes. Woohoo!
Get out and meet people in the field that you are trying to break into.
Attend networking events both in person and online.
And yes, you may have to go alone but that's okay. There's many events and conferences that I attended alone because I was focused on fulfilling my dreams and goals.
You can't always rely on someone to go with you. Remember, it's your journey, not theirs.
While you chase your dreams as a military spouse, don't be afraid to fail.
Failing is all apart of the learning process. If you fail at something the first time, you'll know what to do next time to make it better.
So go take risks, ask questions, be bold, use your intuition and let your fears go.
When I decided to get into modeling for the first time after a looonnnng time...haha!, I was the oldest person who auditioned to be part of a show. I had been practicing my walk and just working on being my best. I didn't care if I was the oldest because I felt fierce and beautiful. And you know what? I made the show and end up winning the walk off one year later. Just amazing!
As you continue to find resources as you chase your dreams as a military spouse, think about trying something new.
Sometimes trying something new will simply help you take your mind off of the dream that you are pursuing.
I'm not at all saying to give up but what I am saying is sometimes when we get so focused on something to happen, we may burn ourselves out and to simply give yourself the space to breathe and try something new.
It could be something related to the field as you chase your dreams as a military spouse or it could something completely unrelated.
Start intentional manifesting opportunities that you want.
Everything starts with a thought. So think about things that you would like to do where you're currently living and continue to focus on those thoughts in a positive, lighthearted manner.
As you continue to do this, you will slowly see things appear.
The key is to stay positive, say affirmations, pray, and speak abundance over yourself.
I created many opportunities for myself just with a simple thought. It's quite magical.
It's okay if you get frustrated, we all do but step back, reset, cry, scream, shake it off and get back at it again. For more tips on manifesting, read my this blog post about how to manifest anything you want so that you'll have more useful tools on how to chase your dreams as a military spouse.
Let's recap everything on how to chase your dreams as a Military Spouse
As a military spouse, you are a fierce, bada$$, so claim it. Go after your dreams because you have every right to. The power lies within you. You'll be a better person, mom, spouse, friend, etc. because you chose to follow your dreams that brings you pure happiness.
Check out another Military Spouse Tips on chasing your dreams to see if any of her tips resonates with you.
I'm cheering for you. You can do it!
Which one of these tips resonated with you the most? Which one will try? I would love to hear.
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