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121: "It's important to have interests outside of the military because the military does not last forever." Using writing as an outlet and post-military life with Jessica Silva
Episode 2510th November 2021 • Holding Down the Fort Podcast • Jen Amos
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121: "It's important to have interests outside of the military because the military does not last forever." Using writing as an outlet and post-military life with Jessica Silva

Jessica Silva returns to the show to update us on post-military life (after being a military spouse for 22 years), transition tips, and her book for military kids, Daddy's on a Chip. She reflects on the last two years since their family transitioned to civilian life, how writing was her outlet when she couldn't sleep, how her adult children are now doing, the importance of having interests and friends outside of the military community, and much more.

Purchase a copy of Daddy's On a Chip at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JessicaSilvaBooks

Connect with Jessica Silva at: https://www.instagram.com/jsilva0/

Listen to Jessica's last conversation with us from episode 94: https://www.holdingdownthefortpodcast.com/episode/094

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Special thanks to The Rosie Network for the invitation to participate in the ceremony, congratulate the award winners, and update the community on our journey since we won 2020 Media Professional of the Year! Watch now at https://youtu.be/pd9agrNEpUQ

Holding Down the For now has a sister podcast: The Spouse Benefit Plan, which'll focus on helping career military families make the most important decision before transition: to keep or opt out of the Survivor Benefit Plan. Listen to the teaser episode now at https://youtu.be/5Tc8zq3hS8k

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September 2021, the show made the Final Slate in the 16th Annual People's Choice Podcast Awards for the Government & Organizations category. November 2020, Jen Amos and Holding Down the Fort Podcast was awarded “Media Professional of the Year” at The Rosie Network Entrepreneur Awards! We've also been featured in multiple media outlets including Legacy Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, The American MilSpouse, VeteranCrowd Network, It's a Military Life, VirtForce, Military Veteran Dad Podcast, and much more.

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