Natosha Monroe

Natosha Monroe

Natosha Monroe is a counselor intern with the LifeWorks Group in Texas (www.wefixbrains.com). She specializes in the empowerment of trauma survivors, Veterans, first responders, and expats. Blog contents are her own and do not represent the Army or DoD.

  • Hurry Up and Wait: Familiar Words to a Soldier

    Jun 07, 2010
    As a Soldier I’ve both heard and uttered, “Hurry up and wait” countless times. For anyone who has been in the Army, this is not only a familiar phrase, but an annoying reality of our military culture. I was first introduced to the “hurry up and wait” frustration back when I was a little girl and my Pop Pop told me stories from his WW II days and his experiences afterward with the VA system. (Pop also told me that if I swallowed a watermelon seed it would sprout in my stomach and a vine would grow up through my nose, but I think “hurry up and wait” is more believable.)
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