THe Harting Family

THe Harting Family

Friday, July 2, 2010

Milspouse Friday Fill in #2

1.Tell us about your dream job. My dream job would be working with Marines and their families. I love to research and I love to find solutions. I think a lot of what Marines and their families want most of the times are just that, “answers”. Not sure in what capacity, maybe as a FRO (Family Readiness Officer) or just working with Family Services. I have held a few jobs in my life that were along these lines and would like to get back to it. I honestly think if you have a job you love you never work a day in your life.

2.What is your most prized material possession (kids and pets don’t count!)? Wow, that is a tough one. I would have to say my photos as well. All those memories of my life, our lives, our travels. But if I were to lose them I would still have the memories. It would be those or an initial ring my mother gave me when was 11 for my birthday, I still wear it and it is so special, I won’t go in to great detail but it is pretty much a part of my physical body at this point.

3.What has been your favorite duty station and why? Hands down, Lomé, Togo. We went there on Embassy Duty. It was the most fantastic place to go. Not for any of the reasons you would think, it was dirty, people were poor and there was really nothing to do. It is very third world or as they say a country on the road to development. I learned so much about myself there and what is important and because of the lack of outside distractions we made some lifelong friends there. We are still very close with the Marines we were with there and the State Department friends we made there as well. Africa is like nowhere else, I recommend if you can ever go, you should. I also had one of those “dream jobs” there.

4.What is your least favorite household chore? Well I am not sure if it can be considered a chore, but I don’t see why it isn’t. FOOD SHOPPING. Not only do I not like the shopping part I really hate the putting away the food part. Most of the time my hubs and son will relieve me from that crappy part but still cannot stand it.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to a teenager today (not specifically a MilTeen), what would it be? Oh I like this one, here is what we always told our son. The world doesn't owe you anything. You will work hard for the things you have or you won't have anything. In the real world you don't get trophies because you showed up, you will get a paycheck if your lucky and it may not be enough to pay for all the cool toys you want. Don't expect people to pat you on the back and tell you what a great job you are doing, although that would be nice and should happen at times sometimes it won't. Your fulfilment will come from YOU knowing you did a great job. Work hard, try and do what you love and remember, life isn't fair and that sucks sometimes.


TheAlbrechtSquad said...

Oh I love that advice, we tell our kids that too!

MARY said...

Stopping by your blog. Answered the meme! Thanks.