The mom’s dilemma. The entrepreneur’s dilemma. The teacher’s dilemma. If you spend time on social media, you’ve likely seen memes tied to roles and occupations. They range from the image-laden “this is what I actually do vs. this is what others think I do” model to the more interactive: pick three of five life priorities, no take-backs. Sleep, work, family, friends, or fitness… two of them have got to go.
Sometimes I laugh at these—after all, I’m a mom, and I’ve spent the greater majority of my life as a teacher, a writer, and a student. But there’s something amiss with these choices, and I think I have it figured out.
I’ve searched far and wide, and I still haven’t found a meme that covers the dilemma I know best. For lack of a better term, I’m calling the Military Spouse’s Dilemma (formal title negotiable).
The rules are simple. Seven categories total, you get three. Choose from the following:
-A clean house and compliant yard
-Your work (or what you want your work to be)
-Your spouse’s work**
-Family (immediate and extended)
-Friends (in person and long distance)
**Failure to choose your spouse’s work is not an option.
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