|(on layover. got to see the cherry blossoms!)|
we just came back from a week long leadership seminar where my head was officially shrunk. okay, so let me back track. mm is taking command in hawaii. he's has been traveling to various military training centers to prepare for the task. during the last week of command training, the spouses are invited for a leadership course, as well. it familiarizes us to navy resources, in addition to, leadership tools to help us become effective advisors during our husbands/wives role as commanding officer. the entire experience is geared to force the spouses to think about what role they want to play as "lead" spouse while their husbands/wives are in command.
think, Army Wives, people!
the idea of the course and this new "role" in my life has had me anxious for a long time. i do not see myself as the lead character on that particular show. however, can relate to the many challenges that she faces. i felt different after each activity (there were many...eight hours full for five days with HOMEWORK!). my thoughts and feelings ranged from "what have i gotten myself into," "this is 2012 and i'm no june cleaver" to "oh, i got this." they had us taking all sorts of personality tests...myers-brigg, rokeach, thomas kilman...just to name a few. each uncovered a layer of our personalities and behaviors. it was intense to say the least. we learned and shared our experiences and anxieties. it was nice to know that we don't have the answers and that we're all in the same boat (pun intended).
i have a lot to think about. if i play my cards right, the whole experience can be the greatest in our navy experience. each former command spouse and service member has expressed that they would trade seats with us in a heartbeat.
so, here we go!