Annette is a military spouse of almost 22 years, mother to two teenagers (college junior and high school senior) and veteran who served in the Army for over seventeen years as a Chemical officer including a deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.
She retired and decided to become an Entrepreneur to be able to make up for lost time with her children. Since her retirement she has PCSd from Fort Polk, LA to Fairfax , VA to support her husband's military career.
Her blog A Wild Ride Called Life ®, LLC. incorporates stories from her post military life in which she shares how she lives life as being a mom and military spouse living with PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Along with writing, she also hosts a Podcast titled “The Truths We Hide” in which not only does she share her story, but she also has guests who share theirs and offers advice to others to help them know that they are not alone.
Annette is a mentor for veterans on Veterati and for military spouses on Ementor. Annette also has a passion for volunteering. She volunteers as a mentor for TAPS, Tragedy assistance Program for children survivors, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Trauma Survivors Network.
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