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Career Advice/ Veteran/Military

The Military Spouse Career Crisis

soldier with dogtags

This post was originally posted on LinkedIn Pulse in 2015. Unfortunately, many of the employment challenges discussed have yet to be effectively alleviated within the military community. It’s my hope that through continued advocacy and awareness, military spouses and caregivers will be economically valued and no longer discriminated against in the competitive job market.

Did you know that a sector of the military community is 90% jobless or underemployed?

Did you know this sector earns 38% less than their civilian counterparts?

Did you know that even those with doctorate experience unemployment of 15.56%?

Meet the Military Spouse: a dedicated individual that pledges loyalty and devotion to the brave men and women in uniform. The military spouse commits to frequent relocation, spouse absence for months to years at a time, foregoing professional opportunities that conflict with service demands, and is often left to pick up the pieces where subpar government programs leave off.

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Ranch Living/ Tiny House

Becoming Kansan

abandoned Kansas farmhouse

If you’ve ever met me in person, it’s no secret that I’m not a native Kansan.

I drop way too many “y’all’s”, own way too many sundresses, and spend too much time researching the ultimate fried chicken recipes to be considered a natural born child of the Sunflower State.

So how’d I end up living on a recently revived homestead nestled in the Flint Hills? By quite the circuitous route.

It all started in Memphis, TN – our nation’s most dangerous city. I was raised in the shadow of Elvis, half a dozen Evangelical (or Fundamentalist, depending on your political leanings) cult leaders, and the ultimate sweet sauce BBQ. Continue Reading…