Natosha Monroe

Natosha Monroe

Natosha Monroe is a counselor intern with the LifeWorks Group in Texas ( 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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