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Friday, March 25, 2011

in the navy: part 2

First and foremost I want to apologize to my twitter followers for being so distant lately. As I will explain in this post, I have had a lot on my mind and have had no desire to keep up with twitter. Even though my wife rarely/never reads my blog, I need to apologize to her again, I have been distant lately for reasons she is aware of. The reason why this post is called "in the navy: part 2" is because the day after we went to speak with a recruiter my wife came to me and said she had reconsidered. I will be blatantly honest with all of you, I may be good with money but this economy is eating away at me. I have been slowly losing money for some time now and since my wife will have to start paying back her student loans soon, we are screwed. That is the start of stress/depression.

Our only options to stay afloat are:
1. I get a second job, which is near impossible with my current varying work schedule
2. My wife quits her part time job and school and gets a full time job
3. She joins the Navy
From what I have heard, I cannot join any branch of the military because I depend on prescription medication to function. If I am mistaken in this belief I am sorry, no offense to anyone but I just plain don't want to be apart of the military anyway.

With the amazing benefits the Navy offers it is extremely hard to turn away. My wife will be able to have part of her current student loans paid for by the Navy along with paying for most if not all of her future schooling. She will earn credits toward her degree, which she is almost done with, while working and training for her job. As I wrote in part 1 of this topic, the Navy is also extremely generous with their pay and benefits which would be a god send at the moment.

Now for the downside of this idea reality. She will be away a lot. It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when she gets deployed she will be gone for months... According to the recruiter the average deployment is 6 to 9 months, that's a long time. I know that her joining the Navy is necessary for the future of our family but it's gonna be extremely hard but I'm trying to be positive. We will get through this and we will be better for it, but I may need you guys for support.

3 comments:

  1. Wow! The navy is a big step! And, a very long time to be away from your wife! Don't know that I could handle that myself....I wish you guys all the luck!.. I wanted to be a jarhead when I was a teen and scored really high on the asvab test but I have arthritis and had a medical history of back problems and at the time they wouldn't allow that. I didn't even want to consider the other forces.

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  2. Thanks guys I appreciate the comments. It's going to be tough being away from her for so long but we'll make it.

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