When I was getting out of the military, people told me, “You’re gonna be flipping burgers and you’ll turn into a deadbeat wife and mother.” Now I make over $70k a year and recently got my real estate license. I am happily married and can proudly say I am a great mother and celebrating my sixth-year anniversary. I am currently in therapy for the trauma I endured while serving (constant bullying and sexual harassment). I made a complete 180-degree shift, and I never want to be in that mindframe again.