New Chapter

As of Monday night, I am no longer a graduate student. I finished my final exam and just sort of stared at my computer for a few minutes.

Am I really done? Yeah. The student loan payments that are coming due next month prove that. It probably won’t feel real until I walk across the stage in July. I thought about skipping graduation, but then I thought about how hard I’ve worked over the last 18 months. Nuh uh. This girl will be strutting across that stage!

Now that I’m done with school, I feel kind of aimless. I had really hoped to have a job by now so that I could at least take care of my student loans, but no luck. The longer I think about that the more I wonder if I messed up by getting my master’s in Public Administration. I already get enough grief from Hubby about getting a History degree but not teaching. The thing is, I don’t want to teach kids. They can be bratty and I have no control over my reactions to such brattiness. I’d be fired in a week.

I’ve been seriously trying to leave my employment dilemma to the Lord. I apply to just about every job I can find that will pay the bills and then just pray that one of them will be to His liking. I’ve asked the Lord to help find a job that I can advance in, create a career out of, pays the bills, and gives me a sense of fulfillment. I know that might seem like a tall order these days, but it’s what I want. I’ve also prayed about accepting a job even if it doesn’t initially fulfill all of my requirements. Until something comes up, I’ll keep plugging along with job applications and thanking the Lord that I get a little extra time with the kiddos. I know I’ll miss these days when I go back to work.

At least with school finished, I can finally start focusing on writing more. I’m reading a lot on different topics so I hope to have a few multi-post series planned in the next month or so. I’m also able to focus on working with Oilfield Family Ministry. We have grown so much and it is truly a blessing to work with the other amazing admins on this page. Oilfield or not, make sure to check us out!

Check out the FB page for updates and links to my Real Oilfield Wives posts. (I also just pinned the links to a bunch of my ROW posts on my Pinterest page.) As always, don’t hesitate to tell me what you would like to read about.

Well, I need to go referee a toy dispute between the kiddos. Have a great day, y’all!



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