Since we made the move to Richmond two months ago, I have been referred to as a “kept woman” and a “lady of leisure” on more than one occasion. Because I moved for my husband’s job, people assumed I was taking it easy and riding the wave.
That bothered me a great deal.
Clearly, education bears no weight. For the past two months, I have been out of town every week on Mondays and Tuesdays due to class.
My round trip to school used to be 30 minutes; now it’s 4 hours. And that’s not counting the 30 minutes each way to and from my parent’s house (where I was staying on Monday nights.)
And when I wasn’t in school or traveling, I was spending time driving to and from interviews, scouring the internet for hours applying to jobs, and writing cover letters. And I also started volunteering.
So yeah, it’s been a real cake walk.
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed this flexible schedule. And it’s not lost on me how fortunate we are to even have the option to live like we have been living. I have learned more about myself in the past two months than I could have ever imagined. And honestly, I think it was the best thing that could have happened for our marriage.
But I’ve been getting restless. I need work, to be busy. I like to work. And, well folks, the hard work has paid off!
As of Monday, I was offered an amazing, wonderful, perfect-for-me job! It’s my first “real” job, as in, not “just-a-paycheck” job. This is setting me up for a career that I couldn’t be more thrilled about!
That said, I’m off to search for a new First Day of Work outfit Have a great one!