How My Wife and I Met
My wife and I met in Greeley, Colorado and fell in love right away. We never thought about the military until we went to visit family on their Air Force Base and we liked the type of lifestyle they had.
I originally was going to join the Air Force and was told I could not because I have asthma. So my wife decided to and shortly after she was sent off to basic training.
I will admit for about the first year of living at Nellis AFB, I had some issues with making friends as I felt everyone thought something was wrong with me since my wife was military and I am not. Well, 2.5 years later I am now friends with mostly active duty members and my wife has lots of stay at home moms for her friends.
We have had some rough times and some great times being in the military. It has been a huge life changer for us. We have adapted to this new life we have and I would say 90% of the time it is great now.
From Work to Stay At Home Dad
I used to work for my wife's sqaudron and was only working part-time due to the "budget". We then had our second child, Jack! We were told by the CDC that they would want my whole paycheck to watch our children. That is when I left my wife's sqaudron and became a stay at home dad.
Lingo Alert: CDC, in this case, stands for Child Development Center. For Air Force, CDC also stands for Career Development Course.
The first month of being a stay at home dad I was anxious....very anxious to be working. I ventured out and recieved a certification as a Performance Enchancement Specialist which is the advanced certification to a Personal Trainer. I did this with MyCAA.
MyCAA is the My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program - a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to military spouses who need professional credentials to meet their Portable Career goals.
Stay At Home Dad to Entrepreneuer
I also started my own business and became a Beachbody Health and Fitness Coach! I have loved every minute of it I get paid to help people get into shape and get healthy. It has changed my whole family's life as we are now the healthiest we have been in a long time! I also love being my own boss! I work when I want and I make a descent income and get to spend that much needed time with my family!
I have a coach site that is www.beachbodycoach.com/josh2086 where you can see the products we offer and I also have a great health and fitness page on Facebook which is www.facebook.com/GETFITREV! (Please "like" it) Thanks!