Thursday, May 24, 2012

Some Thoughts On The Future

Thursday May 24, 2012
I thought when Scott and I did summer sales together for APX (now Vivint) 3 summers ago that that was the last time we’d get to be employees together. It was kinda sad because we really enjoyed working together. Many husbands and wives don’t ever get to be co-workers (at least in the professional world). But Nope! We also served food together at the MTC cafeteria until he became a Spanish teacher there (promoted! haha) and I had a baby. I thought for sure that was it, but nope! It’s been a luxury for us both to be done with school (at least our undergrad), because it’s given us the opportunity to work together again as well as both be there for Syd. I know that spending time with Sydney is so important to Scott, he absolutely loves and enjoys it, and I know that once he’s in medical school, he will have a lot less time to spend at home with us. So that’s why with this job we share, he only works 3 days a week and I work the other 2 so that he can spend time with Sydney before the next 4, 12, 25+ years hit. 

Next Thursday and Friday are our last days at this job. Potentially, it could be my last day ever in the workforce. I thought I’d had my last day of work before Sydney was born, so I guess you never know. It kind of feels like I’m waiting to get out of school for summer break- although, once "the break" is here, I have a feeling it’ll be busier than it has been while working because days at home are always busier than days at work. I’d still rather be at home. Over the next couple of months we will have no obligations that will pull us apart as there typically and always are in real life, like school or work, and we are willing to forego a month and a half of work to have that break with each other. Money isn't everything; and even now when we could use it most, we could use each other more.

Scott found out on Monday that he got selected for the HPSP army scholarship to put him through medical school, should we choose to accept it. I think we already know that we are going to take it, but we aren’t admitting that 100% yet because once we actually commit, that means a big change in future for us. That decision has been a long time coming, too. Depending on how you look at it, though, the 4 years of active duty paying back the military after residency is small in the grand scheme of things, and we are excited for the adventure.


  1. So exciting! We're doing the same thing too. Come July, Cameron won't be working either and he starts Chiropractic school in September. He's going to be super busy and just like you said "we need each other more." I love this post. I hope you have a wonderful summer. Enjoy that sweet baby girl! :)

    Also, my cousin took a similar scholarship for dental school and is stationed in Germany right now for their years of active duty. His wife is a fantastic blogger. :) Check them out if you need some extra excitement for the adventure ahead of you!

    1. Thanks Kristin!! That's cool that you guys are kinda on the same track as us! And that's awesome of you to give me her blog, I'd like to see how life is as a wife in the military!


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