Two more years.
Two more years until I can officially resign from my position.
I’ve been approached by many people telling me, Natalie, are you planning to make this your career? Retire? Do your full 20 years? Why not stay?
I want to settle down the rumors, the comments, or even those who may look down upon me for making this decision.
When I decided to join the military at the age of 17, a junior in high school, I wanted to leave the town I was living in and escape the environment I was surrounded by. I also knew I would need help going to college financially.
So it wasn’t this whole selfless, patriotic desire, but rather a selfish one.
But in my mind, I always knew I wanted to be married to the man of my dreams, have a family, and be there for them, and there was no place in the military for a woman to do that consistently and also move up the ranks, you had to choose-career or family, and I chose the latter.
I’ve chosen the latter for the last 6 years since I had my first daughter.
But I’m not one to pull out of a contract without any serious reasons, so I knew I would continue working and completing my time while also building the Dream life I’ve been wanting, and that entailed leaving the military.
I’m not putting down women or mothers who choose otherwise, it’s just not something I want for my family.
So three years ago when an opportunity came into my life to build an income and career from home and that would build over time to allow me to “retire” from the military while having an income to replace the little I received one time per month, plus replace my nursing income, I knew I wanted to develop myself even more as a leader!
So in the last three years, I’ve made it my goal to understand social media, to work on myself personally, while also helping other women develop themselves and become better personally as well as physically, and also create an empire that would allow other women to gain the same freedoms I was seeking, and now I’m here, two years away from my end date, dreaming about the even greater freedoms I will gain because of the opportunity that has been placed before me!
Now that is something worth fighting for!