As I stare at the blank powerpoint screen, I catalogue all of my life's aspects (thus far), creating mental charts of how my magnet program helped me get where I am today. There are a couple of areas where the lines overlap, showing the (
I could talk all day about any number of angles regarding the first two, but I am having a difficult time conceptualizing my approach for the last one. I am a proud spouse; no one shall challenge that reality. But my main concern is how to align that with what I learned in high school. Some of the learnt and practiced basic coping skills, organizational skills, and rapid analytical skills have all helped me be a better wife.
Coping Skills: "Honey, we are leaving all your friends and this flippin' beltway and moving to an island in Alaska."
Organizational Skills: "Honey, I have to go to school for two months before we PCS. Can you find, negotiate, and buy a house; plan our trip across the country; create a HHG manifest. And while you're at it, negotiate a transfer within your own company and plan a good bye party?"
Rapid Analytical Skills: "Ok, so if the boat successfully seizes a foreign vessel caught doing illegal actions, and they are delayed by X number of days; and yet my business trips begin and end on these dates, what are the chances we get to see each other for a period longer than 48 hours?"
But can I say any of this to 13-18 year olds -- and make an impact? Hmmmmm
How should I frame it? If at all?