Living in Limbo

Some of you know that my insanely smart and talented husband is in a field that is very difficult to secure a job in. Like, really hard. He’s been actively looking for a few years. While he looks, he’s also studying for an exam that will help him find one of those jobs. And this test is harder than anything I’ve ever done academically. He takes the current section of the exam (there are three parts, total) this summer and has been studying for months now. I feel like we’re in limbo. Waiting while William studies for his next exam. Waiting for the results of that exam. Waiting for William’s career-starting job. Most of the time I’m okay with the waiting. I love my job and am not in a hurry to leave. But, sometimes the waiting is awful. I feel like we’re waiting to live somewhere permanent (I always assumed I’d live in my own home by the time I was almost 40). Waiting to have all of our stuff around us (a significant portion of our stuff is in a storage unit because it won’t fit in our apartment). Waiting. Most of the time I’m okay with it because I know how incredibly hard William is working to make a better life for us. But every now and then? I can’t stand the waiting.

Comments

  1. says

    We’ve spent a long time waiting too. It sucks. A LOT. *hugs* I’m right there with you. Only with us, it’s waiting for this job to end. It’s waiting for him to find a job in the NEXT new city we’re gonna move to. It’s waiting to see the next PET scan results of his brother’s, to let us know if we should move sooner. It SUCKS. *Hugs*

  2. Roxanne Larsen says

    I know what you mean! My husband is retiring from the military this November and for the next six months our lives are on hold. We will be moving back to Texas, buying our first house ever, getting new jobs, and starting the adoption process. We are limited as to what we can start doing now because with the military you just never know and it’s really too soon to do any real planning but it’s close enough to cause me to lose sleep. Good luck to us all and wishing everyone a lot of patience and grace.

    • Sherry says

      Roxanne- Thanks for coming by! I have said so many times that I would be the worst military wife ever. You have exciting stuff happening though! I would love to hear how things go.

  3. says

    This reminds me of when my husband studied for the Professional Engineering Exam last year. We went through the same cycle of constant studying, waiting, and in our case having to study again for the next 5 months. It really bites. Especially when you have to keep the kids occupied so they aren’t disturbing Daddy. That plus the fact that he’s job hunting only compounds the the issue. Hang in there! It will be all over soon.

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