Submitted by tngaston
When last we spoke, I talked about the need for flexibility as a military spouse attorney and being prepared to practice in a variety of locations, live apart as a family, or change career goals/paths as needed. I advised flexibility, planning, and understanding of how these things work.
And then my partner received a phone call one night...how committed *were* we, exactly, to our previous orders?
In the civilian world, this is the time to impress them with your planning skills and how much you've already arranged. It's the time to explain how you managed to - with very little notice but lots of extra cash - register for the bar exam in your new state, showing your commitment to making it work (love you, Tim Gunn!). It's time to express excitemment and enthusiasm for the new job.
In the military world? It's the time to take one last good look at the New Duty Station folder, and start a new one.
Now, this phone call did not say that my partner's orders had changed - so there's hope. But, realistically, we're in the mitigation of damages phase.