By J.G. Noll
Hitting the books? If you’re sending in applications for master’s programs or you’re halfway through your first year of undergrad, going to back to school as a military spouse has its own unique challenges.
When people ask what you do, you say you’re a full-time student, and then they say, “That’s it?”
When you submit your application to college… after putting it off for way too long
If you use the GI Bill or MyCAA, and everything goes smoothlyvia GIPHY
When you start on your scholarship search
And when you end it
When you realize that going back to college means studying and writing research papers again
When you get that first A
And when you thought that test grade was going to be a WHOLE lot worse
When someone disparages your chosen major because, “So what are you going to do with THAT?”
When the syllabus says you’ll have to participate in a group project
When going back to school seems like something you can’t do
Your current answer to pretty much any question from anyone ever
J.G. Noll is the Editor of Military One Click and a veteran’s spouse. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.