You’re welcome! I’m glad I could be of some help 🙂
My fiance has been out of tech school for about three and a half years, but we met while he was in tech school, which was about 2 years long for him.
I hadn’t used staffing agencies before either, until I moved out here (we’re in Hawaii right now). I had very good experiences with both agencies I was working with. I was going on 3-4 interviews a week, and was able to get a full-time job after about 4 weeks. I work as an executive assistant at a non-profit,and it’s a pretty interesting job. The pay isn’t as good as some other places I’ve worked, but since my fiance’s BAH covers rent, I just need to make enough to help cover bills, insurance, and put something into savings each month.
I think what I like about this lifestyle is the opportunities it has given me. I really like living in Hawaii, and encountering all sorts of new ideas, meeting new people, learning about different cultures and living in a place I never would have had the chance to live otherwise. I still get homesick, but that’s normal.
I’m 35 and my fiance is 31- no children yet, though we plan to start a family within the next few years. My fiance is getting out of the Navy in July- his 6 year contact is up, and for a variey of reasons he decided not to re-enlist. We’ll be moving to the East Coast after that, as he has a job lined up with a company there. So I’ll be starting the whole process over again- learning a new area, getting settled, finding a job, etc. I’m a little anxious about moving again, and everything that comes with it, but am looking forward to it at the same time.
Bookbee88 has a lot great advice too- my Dad was in the military when I was growing up, and I have lots of good memories of going to all sorts of squadron picnics and potlucks. My mom was part of Officers Wives Club, which was a great resource and network. The Family Readiness Group is a great resource, as is the MWR (Moral, Welfare and Recreation) Office. Everyone is in the same situation, and everyone really does help each other out- it is a great community. And there’s a good chance if you get stationed somewhere new, you will already know someone who is there, or someone you know will end up stationed there with you.
I hope that some of this helps, and if you have any more questions, just let me know!