“Hurry up and wait is my favorite part of army wife life,” said no milspouse ever.
Ain’t THAT the truth?!?
My family is currently in yet (another!) hurry up and wait season. And it is about as much fun as talking on the phone to Tricare while shopping at the commissary on payday.
Gag. Me. With. A. Spoon.
See, we are right on the cusp of a PCS. Unlike some of our previous PCS’s, this one is gonna be kind of hard on our heart. Other duty stations, it was “time” to go and we were ready. Deuces, let’s roll America!
But this time, I can’t help but wonder how much housing is going to charge us for the fingernail claw marks I likely will leave on the front porch as my husband drags me to the car on departure day. #KiddingNotKidding
It seems like milspouse life is just FULL of the hurry up and wait moments. We want things to hurry up (or slow down!) but we still have to wait for it to happen (or deal with it when it comes.) Waiting for orders. Waiting for deployment to end. Waiting for deployment to START so we can get closer to the end. Waiting for the promotion. Yes, hurry up and wait is very much a part of life.
So, what’s a milspouse to do in those harder-than-usual hurry up and wait moments? Here are some of my personal ideas.
Want to read more? Pop on over to Army Wife Network for tips on how to deal with the hurry up and wait seasons of life (And don’t worry, they apply to everyone, not just military spouses!)
Dear readers, are you in a hurry up and wait season of life right now? If so, how do you cope? Please don’t be shy; chime in and leave a comment below.
Hopefully, by the time this post publishes and then hits social media, we will be elbow deep into the “go-time” season and hurry up and wait (at least this round!) will be closed for us. Until that point, I suppose I should sign off– because after all, I have a lot of hurrying up and waiting to do!