, I'm sorry.
Can you ladies talk to me about assignments? I don't know if its just because the Coast Guard is small, or what, but it's always so dramatic when it comes time for assignments. Our first married assignment went like this:
We put in our preferences; they said you're going to Woods Hole, MA (which wasn't on our list); DH said if you send me there I'll resign (go back to reserve enlisted); they sent us to Key West, FL.
Huz was 3rd alt. on grad school list; got in at the last minute, they approved 2 schools and he picked, so we're in Austin, TX.
Fast forward to now, where there are a handful of choices: AK, DC, CA, VA, maybe something else. DH and I are really liking the idea of an adventure in Alaska in some ways. Given the job and what he's been told, we could 99% sure have the Alaska assignment if we want it.
The big cons are: it's COLD (obviously); no VBAC friendly hospital in town, so I would have to (hope to!) try a HBAC or travel if I get pg again; distance from my fam and the massive amount of guilt my mother will give me.
The pros: adventure; I could be a SAHM for 4 years; I could (probably) go visit my family 2 x a year for a month or so at a time, which is more than I see them now.
Would it be totally crazy to ask to go to Alaska?
How do you all deal with the family pressure?
I'm so torn....