Hello to all,
I'm in the process of making a very important decision and would love some feedbacks. I don't mean to share to much before I get to my point but here's a little bit about myself. I am currently an ER nurse for almost 2 years now. My long term goal is to become a navy nurse and I'm looking at it for long term/retirement. I almost joined the military after high school and have been thinking about it since. So I am very sure this is what I want to do with my future. I would love to join my nursing career and the military to fulfill my dreams of serving my country, traveling, and getting great medical experience/training. My questions to all of you, especially those with military experience:
How is it being a spouse in the military as a male?
I'm currently 28yrs, no children in a long-term relationship. He's 39 and no has no desire to join the service but is willing to support me. My concern about how he would adjust and pursue his own goals. He did very well in construction before the economy crashed. His goals are to pursue real-estate ... own a few apartmentsto rent and also start a new career as an accountant which will take him approx. 4yrs of school. I think the military can benefit both of us or at least wont hinder his goals.
Is it crazy to think this can work as married couples in the millitary?
Also, giving our age, we would both like to start a family . He's in no rush but I would only want to wait 2-3 yrs. I spoke with a recruiter for the office program and got all the information I need. I know traveling/deployment is part of the military. The traveling is exciting to me and don't thinkit would be a problem for both of us even with kids; giving the fact that your spouse will be able travel to your assignments. I know of a several single people in the millitary but only 1 couple with kids and things are great for them. But there both in the service.
However, I have no children at the moment so I would like to hear from those of you with children?
I am starting class next month towards my bsn, so I have ayear to research this matter through! Please help and share your inputs. ThanksJ